SHILLONG: The Khasi Students Union (KSU) Laitkor unit along with its counterpart from Nongthymmai Circle on Tuesday conducted a surprise checking at Laikor Mawri (Lumheh) in which around 100 non-tribal were apprehended by the students’ body as they don’t have any proper documents.
“During the checking we found that there are many non-tribal’s who are conducting business in the area but does not have any trading license issued by the district council and most of the labourers do not even have valid documents nor do they have any labour license,” president of KSU Laitkor unit Kyrmenlang Mawri told reporters.
He informed that most of the business establishments operated by non-tribals without proper trading licence were closed down by the union and many of the labourers without any proper documents were sent back by bus to the place from which they came. “Since the time NRC has been implemented in Assam there are many non-tribal’s without proper documents who are entering the State,” he said.
He also alleged that the headman of Lum Mawri (Lumheh) does not have any responsibility towards the people of the area as many of the non-tribal traders and labours informed the union that they had acquired permission from the headmen. He said even if the non-tribal’s do have proper documents they cannot stay at Laikor Mawri (Lumheh) and they have to leave once their business or work is done and they can come back the next day. The union leader has also urged the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to take up this matter seriously by sending enforcement officers to Laikor to conduct a similar checking as being done by the union. The KSU has also requested the local residents of the area not to rent out their houses to non indigenous people of the State.