FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Shillong, Oct 11: The conglomerate of traditiol heads of Shillong city and its suburbs demanded the resigtion of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma saying he has suppressed the rights of the indigenous people of the state.
Dr Sangma was asked to step down during the general meeting of the conglomerate of traditiol heads (Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong-City and its suburbs), which includes - Mawlai Town Dorbar, Nongthymmai Pyllun, Shiliang Umkhen, Synjuk Upper Shillong and Synjuk Laitkor Pyllun kaba la Shong jingialang (General Meeting) on Saturday held at the Dorbar Hall of Jaiaw Shyiap & Lum Pyllon here.
The meeting also decided to distribute handbills to make public the reasons for demanding the resigtion of the Chief Minister and also to inform about the procession to be taken out by the Synjuk Ki Nonsynshar Shnong ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) on October 30.
It make be noted that the SNSBH is a conglomerate of traditiol heads of Khasi and Jaintia hills.
The handbill contains five points to demand the resigtion of Dr Sangma.
According to the SNSBH, Dr Sangma is responsible for bringing the ordince, draft bill and other bills which are against the tradition and custom of the poor and margilised and the youths of the indigenous community.
The conglomerate of traditiol headmen also said that the Chief Minister is responsible for expanding the jurisdiction of the MUDA into the scheduled areas without respecting the sentiments of the citizens.
The SNSBH also demanded his resigtion on the ground of bringing the bill to disqualify dual posts holders.
“The bill was passed at a time when the district council is trying to set right the tradition and custom created by our forefathers,” the SNSBH said in its handbill.
The SNSBH also wants the ouster of Dr Sangma for his government’s failure for not taking responsibility to bring laws which protect the land and also give livelihood opportunities to the indigenous communities.
The traditiol heads further said that the State Government has failed to inform the various departments to accept certificates issued by Rangbah Shnongs (headmen) after receiving new Sads (Appointment Letters) as per the KHAD (Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen) Rules, 2015, to empower the traditiol institutions as per the (Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen) Act, 1959. It may be mentioned that the SNSBH will take out a procession on October 30 from Lachaumiere at 11 am in protest against the policies adopted by the State Government.