SHILLONG: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that the High Level Committee (HLC) that has been assigned with the job to settle the Them Metor (Shillong) imbroglio will complete with the job.
The HLC was formed in May this year and it has had five sittings till date. As part of their follow up to know the status of the HLC latest observations, twelve pressure groups met the Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday. The Them metor issue has been an eye in the storm since May 1 when Shillong city was thrown out of gear for nearly four days.
Speaking to media persons soon after the meeting with the representatives of the 12 pressure groups who are demanding the relocation of the dwellers from Them Metor, Tynsonsong said,“I assured them that this committee means business and we will finish the task”. “I allayed their fears that this should not be another committee that will have a natural death”, stated Tynsong, even as he added that the HHLC committee headed by him is eliciting more official papers right from the Department of Land Records, the District Council and the traditional Mylliem chief.
He said more sittings is imperative before the HLC give a recommendation to the Government. Asked on the cases that has been lying in the High court where the inhabitants has filed, Tynsong refused to comment, yet he was categorical that the government is making all efforts to settle the issue. Firstly, It is about the original inhabitant re-locations numbering around 128 household, Tynsong said but the big question is on the swelling populace that has swept the Them Metor line.