By LE Desk
Kolkata, April 12: The Meghalaya High Court has ordered status quo to be maintained as of April 11 at Shillong’s Harijan Colony and directed both the Harijan Panchayat Committee and the high-level committee of the state to respect it.
Petitioner Harijan Panchayat Committee’s counsel R Khatri contended that the Meghalaya Government constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chief Minister on June 4, 2018, for examining all relevant records and documents relating to relocation of the colony from Mawlonghat, The Tribune reported.
The court observed the main contention of the petitioner was that the panchayat committee diverted from its purpose and took decisions pursuant of which petitioners were being evicted from their houses. The next hearing in the case is on May 25.