SHILLONG: A meeting of the dorbar shnong under Pynthorumkhrah-Golflink which was held on Saturday witnessed heated arguments between dorbar members and residents of the areas against the move of Hima Mylliem to hold a public voting to take a consensus in splitting five localities of the area.
The leaders of the dorbar shnong have accused Hima Mylliem of bulldozing by calling the meeting to vote despite they apprising the Acting Syiem of the Hima Ainam Manik Syiem earlier in an Executive Committee meeting of the dorbar that of the 26 members, only three members wanted to split the five localities. They, therefore, stated that this voting should not take place.
However after heated arguments between the village dorbar leaders with the Myntris of the Hima who had arrived at the community hall to conduct the voting, they later decided to suspend the voting. The Myntris will also inform the Syiem of Hima Mylliem of what transpired in the meeting.
The dorbar shnong of Pynthorumkhrah-Golflink has five localities which includes Khlieh shnong, Pdeng shnong, Lum Mawpun, Lum Sohkymphor and Polo hill.
The leaders of the dorbar has accused the Syiem of Hima Mylliem of listening to the Adhoc Committee which was formed by a few people for their own personal benefits. However the Syiem did not listen to the suggestion made by the executive members of the dorbar which is a body recognized by the residents of this area not to hold the voting.
The Assistant headman, Michael Hek, informed that earlier the dorbar had written to the Syiem of Hima Mylliem forewarning that if this meeting is held to conduct voting; things might flare up and there may also be untoward incidents. However, the Hima came out with an order to move ahead with the meeting with only three localities.
“This is a show of strength by the Syiem of Hima Mylliem, who didn’t wait for the decision of the two other localities but called a meeting of only three localities,” he said, while also demanding a clarification from the Syiem on the issuing of the order and alleged that there must be something behind this move.
Meanwhile, the dorbar shnong treasurer, SM Lyngdoh, informed that “earlier the Syiem had asked us to take a consensus amongst members of the executive committee of the dorbar on this subject of splitting the five localities to find out as to how many supported the proposed move and how many were against it.
He added that “in the executive committee, there are 26 members and only three of them supported the move to split the localities. However, 23 of us are against it and the dorbar also wants things to remain as it is. Against this backdrop, it is surprising that the Syiem did not respect the outcome which came out from the executive committee meeting of the dorbar.