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Harijan community’s demands too high: Sniawbhalang on relocation issue

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Shillong, May 11: Deputy Chief Minister in-charge of Urban Affairs, Sniawbhalang Dhar said the government of Meghalaya remain committed in relocating the 342 families of the Harijan colony from Thewïewmawlong, Ïewduh.

Stating that the demands of the Harijan people are too farfetched, Dhar, while speaking to media personnel on Thursday, said, “It is not possible. Frankly, not possible, their demands are too high”.

The Dy CM said the State Government has filed an affidavit in the Meghalaya High Court, stating that, “we have filed an affidavit that the Harijan community did not accept the proposal of the government. Simple, we informed the Court like that only”.

However, Deputy CM incharge of Home, who is also the Chairman of the High Level Committee (HLC), Prestone Tyngsong is out of station. Therefore, the government will take a call on the matter next week, informed Dhar.

Rejecting the government proposal, the HPC has demanded a 200 square metre plot of land for each family besides Rs 20 lakh per unit. The HPC terms the govt proposal as “incomplete, unsuitable, unprepared, unfair and undemocratic”.

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