The Mazhabi Sikh community in Shillong will not vacate their Harijan colony located near a commercial hub in Shillong. Meanwhile, at a cabinet meeting chaired by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma held on Thursday the decision to take over the Horizon colony following due procedure was given final approval.
As per a report published in a national daily the community will now challenge the eviction order. The Harijan Colony also known as Punjabi Colony extends up to 2 acres of city land housing 350 families in a two-storied hovel. Only a few of them are employed in the municipal board. Those employed in the urban civic body will be shifted to staff quarters.