Eviction or acknowledgment? The destiny of Shillong’s Dalit populace

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Eviction or acknowledgment? The destiny of Shillong's Dalit populace

Meghalaya: Eviction or acknowledgment? The destiny of Shillong’s Dalit populace. Shillong’s Dalit Eviction or acknowledgment and the migration of Dalit Sikhs from Punjabi Lane (Them Iew Mawlong) is decades old and one of the most sensitive issues in Meghalaya.

The battle fought by the Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC). The residents of this disputed land to stop their relocation took a turning point.  When the HPC agreed to relocate the residents of Punjabi Lane with certain conditions.
In Dem Iew Mawlong – 2.5 acres of Punjabi Lane, also known as Harijan Colony near the famous Iewduh or Bara Bazaar, is home to 342 families, most of whom are Dalit Sikhs. Their roots go back more than a century when the British first brought them here as manual cleaners and janitors.

Shillong’s Dalit Eviction or acknowledgment clashes continue between Khasis and Dalits Sikhs over later racism. Today, they live in Dim Iew Mawlong, but it may not take long for them to be relocated.
To understand residents’ feelings and what other stakeholders have to say about this controversial issue.

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