SHILLONG, May 14: In view of State Government’s failure to approve the KHAD (Village Administration) Bill, 2014, KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Adelbert Nongrum has decided to start his ‘fast onto death’ from May 16 at the parking lot near the Additional Secretariat.
Confirming the development, sources close to Nongrum informed that the decision was taken after state government failed to pay any heed to his 10 days deadline which will expire on Friday. According to them, Nongrum has failed to get any official correspondence from the government on the steps taken to address to his three-point demands.
SHILLONG, May 14: Following on the heels of the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Adelbert Nongrum, a young man has threatened to stage a fast unto death agitation if the state government does not resolve the present crisis that the traditional heads of Khasi – Jaintia Hills are currently stuck in.
Announcing this during a press conference on Thursday, Goldy Warjri said, “The traditional heads have been performing their duties from time immemorial which is a custom of our people and the High Court ruling has adversely affected our old age customs and tradition.”
SHILLONG, May 14: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Adelbert Nongrum has once again been summoned by the Meghalaya High Court for openly challenging it even though he had earlier been advised by the latter to exercise restraint. Interestingly, the court has also restrained the media from printing or televising any of Nongrum’s statements regarding his contempt of court case.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Registrar General, High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong informed that the Chief Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice T Nandakumar have directed Nongrum to remain present in the Court on Monday next.
This order has been issued in view of statement(s) made by Nongrum in the media against the order of the Single Judge of the High Court namely, Justice S.R. Sen.
SHILLONG, May 13: Succumbing to the mounting pressure, the Meghalaya government on Wednesday decided to drop the criminal cases registered against the 13 pressure groups during the 4-month long agitation demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to curb influx into the state.
The decision came after a sit in protest was staged by the pressure groups held in the city on Wednesday demanding immediate dropping of all the charges filed against them as well as unconditional release of Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) president Daniel Khyriem.
SHILLONG, May 14: HSPDP on Thursday decided to temporarily suspend its ongoing office picketing against the state government’s failure to resolve the current crisis that arose out of the ruling of the High Court after the party felt that it needs to sensitize the public on the issue first.
Announcing this here on Thursday, HSPDP vice president Ardent M Basaiawmoit said, “We have decided to temporarily suspend our agitation.”
TURA, May 14: The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has been summoned before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Court in New Delhi on July 1, 2015, to answer on the use of toll gates for collection of money. In a hearing held on Thursday in New Delhi, the Court also asked the state to ensure all illegal collections from various gates are stopped within ten days from the order before action is taken.
In a boost to the coal miners mainly of South Garo Hills (SGH), the NGT has extended the date of payment of royalty till the May 31 while also extending the date of transportation by another month, till June 30.
SHILLONG, May 13: A surprise procession by the pro-ILP activists on Wednesday resulted in pandemonium across the city. The aggressive activists took out a surprise procession at the end of their sit-in-demonstration at the parking lot adjacent to the Additional Secretariat.
In the process, pro-ILP activists also got into a brawl with a police officer and security personnel. The police officer fell down while trying to stop the NGOs members from taking out the procession as there was no permission from the district administration.