SHILLONG, Nov 08: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is seeking to insert the word ‘United’ and thereby become the United Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and will table a resolution in this regard in its upcoming winter session.
“We have decided to bring a resolution for renaming our council to United Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (UKHADC) in the upcoming session of Council,” the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, HS Shylla informed after an Executive Committee (EC) meeting held here on Thursday.
He said that after India got its independence, the United Khasi Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council was constituted by including the Khasi Jaintia District, which were under the British areas
“However when Jaintia Hills was later bifurcated (Khasi Jaintia District) and they were given Jaintia Hills Autonomous District (JHADC) but there was slight mistake while giving us the KHADC because it also includes the 25 Khasi states whose possession was very unique,” he said.
Shylla said the Khasi states are independent as they are part of India through the signing of the Instrument of Accession (IOA).
“Since there was no instrument of merger (being signed), the possession of Khasi states is very strong,” he added.
On the other hand, Shylla said that there is nothing wrong in the present names of the JHADC and GHADC because they fall under the British areas.