Shillong: A body of village headmen of villages in areas of Umtyrng today meet the registering authorities demanding to quash the registration application of a land measuring about 12,000 acres covering 20 villages.
Speaking to reporters the spokesman of the body bah Marcus Lapasap said this information was obtained through RTI at Nongpoh on the15th of July, 2019. Lapasap further told that out of the 12 thousand acres they plan to sell 7413 acres to BSF. This will drastically affect the people of those villages he added.
Lapasap said, “when the village leaders learnt of this they immediately filed a complaint on the 3rd of November, 2018 in the office of the Acting Syiem of Hima Mylliem and to the Deputy Commissioner of Ribhoi District on the 30th of November, 2018, to the CEM of KHADC on 6th of May, 2019,and, to the MLA Nongpoh. On the 22ndNovember 2018 he convened a Durbar in the area. On that durbar itself an opposition to that is clearly stated by village leaders.”