Seng Khasi, Dorbar Shnong to Identify Plot for suitable cremation site

Shillong,Aug.18: East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner PS Dkhar on Thursday call upon the Dorbar Shnong of Mylliem and Seng Khasi members to discuss the matter ,in which the misunderstanding and tension occurs over the cremation of the body of an elder of the Seng Khasi, and both the parties finally decided to jointly identify a plot of land at Mylliem village for the cremation purpose.

After the uproar which flared up in Mylliem on August 11 by resident of Madan Iing Syiem, Mylliem opposing the cremation of the body of an elder of the Seng Khasi, Kulam Nongrum, in a residential area, claiming that the Seng Khasi violated the agreement signed between the Seng Khasi and the Dorbar Shnong in 2010 that barred cremations near the residential area.

Besides the Syiem of Mylliem the meeting was also attended by the district superintendent of police and other government officials.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Dkhar said both the parties have decided to maintain law and order and would work together to see that peace prevails in the village. The district administration has issued a strong warning to both parties that if there were any law and order problems in the village their members would booked.

He also urged the village authorities in Mylliem to communicate with Dorbar Shnong and Seng Khasi Mylliem during times of adversity in the area.
Meanwhile, the President of Seng Khasi Mylliem Arwel Rynjah informed that they will discussed the issue at the grand dorbar at Mylliem on August 20, and he would highlight on the discussions with the deputy commissioner to the people attending the dorbar.

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