FKJGP objects to laying water pipelines by Asam PHE on boundary village

NONGPOH: The traditional head of Raid Marwet, Ken Syiem along with leaders of the FKJGP, North Khasi Hills (NKH) have expressed concern over the move of the PHE Department of  Assam Government in laying of water pipe lines on a MGNREGS road at Barapathar, a border village near Umytyrnga falling under the jurisdiction of Raid Marwet.

The FKJGP team led by Luistar Lyngdoh, General Secretary of NKH along with the traditional head of Raid Marwet, Ken Syiem and headmen of Mawiong and Barapthar, Ashok Marak and Jiter Nongtri among others also conducted an inspection on Wednesday at Barapathar village.

After the inspection, leader of the FKJGP, Luistar Lyngdoh said that the motive by the Assam Government behind this initiative was to encroach inside the territory of the Meghalaya which as an organisation, he said, they would not allow to happen at any cost.

The leader also expressed concerned over the failure of the state government of Meghalaya to solve this long pending boundary issue with the neighbouring state of Assam. He also urged the elected representatives take serious steps on this matter.

Meanwhile, the organisation and the traditional head of Raid Marwet have decided to meet to Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, Mrs Rosetta Mary Kurbah seeking her intervention on this issue as well as to urged her to take steps for removing the pipelines laid by the PHE Department of Assam.

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