Shillong, August 30 : The Meghalaya High Court has expressed dismay over the delay in resolving the issue pertaining to the proposed relocation of the 342 families of Sweepers’ Colony from Them Iew Mawlong.
“This matter has still not been resolved despite negotiations between the State and the respondents,” the Division Bench said in its order passed on August 30, 2023 after hearing petitions filed by the State and the Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC).
The order said that the Advocate-General had submitted that the State is contemplating a request by the respondents to provide some additional space. “For such purpose, the State requests an adjournment of the matter for four weeks,” it added.
The court will hear the matter again on September 29, 2023.
The relocation of the Sweepers’ Colony has been a long-standing issue. The families have been living in the colony for many years and are reluctant to move.