The newly formed NPP-led Khasi Hills Democratic Front (KHDF) executive committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), on June 23, assured to provide a ‘sense of security’ to the people residing in villages under Block II along the interstate border with Assam.
Addressing media persons after chairing the first EC meeting, KHADC chief Pyniaid Sing Syiem said that it has been decided to take the border issue very seriously.
“We will look into the problems faced by the people residing along the interstate border,” Syiem said while informing that post the summer session of the council, the EC will conduct a visit to the villages under Block II, especially those allegedly affected by the continued harassment by Karbi Anglong district administration.
Assuring that the new EC will protect the interest of the border people at any cost, Syiem said, “I want to assure the people that the EC will not allow the Assam government through its district administrations to harass our people living in the border areas.”
Stating that the Council has received many allegations against the Karbi Anglong district administration, the Chief Executive Member said, “In view of this, I had spoken to the KAAC chief requesting him to ensure our people are not harassed in the border. Similarly, I had also called on the MP of Karbi Anglong for his support and cooperation because as a new EC, we want peace and security to prevail in these villages under Block-II.”
“I would like to reiterate that the coming of the new EC will be a blessing and will ensure a sense of security to the people residing in the border areas,” he added.