SHILLONG, Aug 22: The conglomerate of Rangbah Shnongs (Traditiol Heads) in Khasi-Jaiñtia Hills region today set a September 10 deadline for the Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmugathan to give his assent to the Village Administration Bill (VAB), 2015 even as it refused to accept the government Ordince.
“We will write to the Governor urging him to give assent to the VAB by September 10, failing which we will pressurise him through other means,” Synjuk ki Rangbah Shnong (SRS), president Dr Werlok Kharshiing said.
These decisions were taken during the general meeting of Synjuk Ki Nongsynshar Shnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SKNSKBUH).
Today hundreds of Rangbah Shnongs from Khasi and Jaiñtia hills region gathered at the Soso Tham Auditorium to discuss the delay on the part of the Governor to give his assent to the VAB.
Meanwhile, the SKNSKBUH has also opposed the encroachment of the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) into the Sixth Scheduled areas even as it welcomed the KHADC building bye-laws.
“We expressed our satisfaction at the recent statement of the KHADC, Chief Executive Member, Pynshngaiñlang N Syiem that its bye-laws will be effective from September 1,” Dr Kharshiing said.
Dr Kharshiing also said that at today’s meeting members of SKNSKBUH condemned the various allegations made by certain political groups against the Rangbah Shnongs.
The SRS president also informed that on the occasion the constitution of the SKNSKBUH was released.