Shillong: The durbar Raid Shabong on saturday at Siatbakon disarrayed, as villagers protest against the convening of the said durbar by the Sirdar, bah Biggestson Lyngdoh.
The video which goes viral in social media ,shows that police had to accompany the Sirdar to leave the scene via the vehicle.
Bah Arshalson Lyngdoh, Headman of Urksew Wahpathaw, told Rupang that the durbar was convened without the approval of the Executive Committee. The Sirdar starts the durbar with accusation against the Chairman, General Secretary, Assistant Secretary that they do not cooperate with him which forced him to convene on his own. Further, a sheet was distributed to let members sign which all the more become highly suspicious. This irked the durbar and those attending demand for the dissolution of the durbar and the resignation of the Sirdar
Speaking with the Sordar Raid Shabong he admits that the chaos followed his speech. The bone of contention is the claim of land ownership by the Shabong clan against which the Sirdar disagreed. On not taking the EC into confidence, he said that it is no longer possible because there is misunderstanding. The Sirdar is firmed to reconvene the durbar on another date.