SHILLONG, Sept 4: A delegation of Laitkor Dorbar Pyllun which includes four headmen condemned the recent statement which stated, that Headmen from seven villages affected by the MUDA building bye-laws will not be attending the Dorbar Bah at Polo Ground on 5 September.
It may be noted that on 3 September a Delegation led by F Sohtun, chairman of Pomlakrai Pyllun claimed that the headmen’s of Mawtharia Pomlakrai, Nongkrem Kynton, Liewlong, Rngishyllong, Mawbyn, Pdengshnong and Laitkor will skip the Dorbar bah called by the KHADC tomorrow in support of Ardent M Basaiamoit.
“As a headman of Laitkor Nongraneng including the other three headmen present here with me, we want to clarify to the people residing in Laitkor Pyllun that the statements are completely false and the people should come out in force on September 5 to attend the Dorbar Bah convened by the KHADC,” Laitkor Nongraneng Headman L. A Mawri said while briefing media persons here.
He informed that there was no Executive Committee (EC) meeting convened by the Dorbar to take the decision of not attending the Dorbar Bah.
“We are deeply saddened and shock to see such statements being made by these people and I would like to clearly state that these people who have made these statements are not even residents of Laitkor Pyllun or Pomlakrai Pyllun,” he said
He further stated that they are against the new notification issued of the state government on MUDA building bye-laws since it has encroach to areas under the jurisdiction of the District Council.
On the removal of 124 sq. kilometer from the Greater Shillong Master Plan by the state government reducing it to just 50 sq. kilometer from the initial 174 sq kilometre, Mawri said, “We are strongly against this decision also since from the very start we wanted MUDA to stop encroaching into scheduled areas.”
W Sohtun, general secretary, Pomlakrai Pyllun said after the KHADC had announced to convene the Dorbar Bah on September 5, Mylliem Lum and Khairim Dorbar which has 21 villages under them held a meeting in which various village leaders including council members participated in the Dorbar and under one voice the Dorbar decided to support the decision made by KHADC to convene the Dorbar Bah.