SHILLONG, Aug 26: The Khun Hynniewtrep tiol Awakening Movement (KHM), with an aim to put pressure on the State Government against its Ordince on traditiol bodies, has decided to organise a two-wheeler rally from Students field Jaiaw, Shillong on August 28.
"We have decided to organise a two-wheeler rally at the central executive committee (CEC) meeting which was held on August 24. By doing this, we want to show the government that we oppose the Ordince and create awareness among the general public regarding the ill effects of the law," KHM working president Adelbert Nongrum told mediapersons at his chamber on Wednesday. He appealed to the administration not to prevent the programme as it is aimed at creating awareness.
Nongrum also appealed to the general public to join the rally. According to him, since District Council has "done its job by passing the rules through the (Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen) Act, 1959 as an interim relief to the Headmen, the Governor should immediately revoke the Ordince. Nongrum further informed that the KHM central executive committee (CEC) will soon write a letter to the State government to demand repeal of the Ordince.
Nongrum further said that MUDA should revoke its decision on the building bye-laws.
"We stand side by side with the District Council and MDCs. This is a subject matter of the District Council and not the State government," he said.
Expressing similar views, KHM MDC James Ban Basaiawmoit also criticized the MUDA notification on building bye-laws. Questioning MUDA's "encroachment", Basaiawmoit said, "What has MUDA done when it comes to developing Pynthorumkhrah. They have done absolutely nothing and as a representative of Mawkhar constituency, I strongly opposed the encroachment of MUDA into my constituency."
Two- wheeler rally to oppose Ordince: KHM