New Delhi: Shillong’s Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC) has rejected the Meghalaya authorities’s Excessive-Degree Committee (HLC) report on the land dispute and has as a substitute vowed to proceed their battle.
Whereas speaking to Zee Information on Saturday (October 9) Gurjit Singh, secretary, HPC, alleged “We’ll battle tooth and nail and cease all unlawful acts of the Meghalaya authorities.”
On the suggestions of the HLC constituted on the problem of land dispute, the Meghalaya cupboard had on Thursday (October 7) the Sikhs of Punjabi Lane as ‘unlawful settlers’ and gave its nod to relocate them.
On the identical time, the cupboard additionally really helpful the city affairs division discover a appropriate location for the relocation of the practically 350 Sikh households.
The state authorities had additionally introduced that the method of taking up the land of Sweepers Colony could be accomplished in per week’s time.
Reacting to this, the secretary mentioned “We’ll give our lives for our land and won’t permit any unlawful, illegal, unethical, and unjust motion in opposition to us”.
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In Could 2018, a scuffle had damaged out between native Khasi tribal individuals and the Punjabi settlers of Punjabi Lane space after a couple of native bus conductors had misbehaved with some Punjabi women. The incident snowballed into a significant controversy with Khasi’s attacked the Punjabi settlers colony.
The Sikh neighborhood of Shillong had appealed to Sikh our bodies together with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee to assist them after they claimed to have obtained threats by an area militia group to evacuate the Punjabi Lane, Bara Bazar, the colony the place round 350 households, majority of Sikhs, are settled.
The Sikh households residing in Punjabi Lane have been combating in opposition to their eviction from the land which they claimed was donated to them by Khasi tribal chieftain earlier than 1863.
“For the reason that assault in 2018, the Nationwide Fee for minorities, the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, and the Nationwide Fee for Safai Karamcharis had ordered established order and no relocation of anybody from that space,” mentioned Gurjit Singh.
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