The Members of District Council (MDC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council along with council supporters today met at Khasi National Dorbar Hall to extend their support to the Khasi Socio Custom Lineage Amendment Bill.
The meeting was organized by the newly-floated women’s organization STIEH, to discuss the bill at length.
Supporting the controvertial bill, HYC president Robert Kharjana said the bill aims at de-recognizing any Khasi women who marries a non-Khasi.
MDC Telinia Thangkhiew too extended her support to the bill citing that it is for safeguarding the interests of the indigenous people of Meghalaya.
Meanwhile, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing, TUR member Angela Rangad and editor of a leading local daily, Patrica Mukhim filed an FIR against individuals trolling, resorting to personal attacks and hurling insults.
Talking to NE Live, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said that they have been slandered a lot in social networking sites which is very defaming in nature and invites hatred and also brings some sort of terror and fear on those opposing the bill and so they filed the FIR.