Shillong, Oct 11: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday claimed that the move to relocate the Harijan Colony residents is legally sound.
“Whatever steps that we are going to take from now on, all the moves that we are going to make are going to be legally sound. Therefore, whatever decisions or any aspects of any action to be taken by the government will be based on proper documentation..,” Sangma said, while speaking to reporters.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had threatened to move Union home minister Amit Shah for his intervention.
Besides, the national commission for minorities has also asked the government to maintain status quo.
“It is important for individuals, the leaders from government of Punjab who mentioned that they will also take up the matter; they need to also understand that the ownership of the land is with the government in terms of the lease that has been signed with the Syiem of Hima Mylliem,” the chief minister said.
He said the government is ready to challenge any stay order on the issue.