The Mecheng clan of Rompa Asim village in South Garo Hills has objected to the alleged false claims made by two persons to take care of the affairs of the village after its nokma died.
The clan in a statement here today said that following the demise of Sulonsing A Sangma, Dipnal M. Sangma and Lohan R. Marak had claimed to be the president and secretary respectively of the Mecheng Clan, without any approval from the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) or support from the clan.
The clan has also asked the district council to cancel the approval given to the duo and instead appoint the son-in-law of the former nokma, Locking M Sangma as the temporary nokma to look after the affairs of the village.
Meanwhile, social activist Greneth M Sangma has written to the GHADC seeking appointment of a nokma at Rompa Asim.
According to Sangma, the villagers are facing difficulty in getting important documents with the absence of a nokma.
It may be mentioned that a complaint was filed with police against six persons, including Dipnal and Lohan of harassing residents and trying to take over a nokmaship.
The complaint, signed by Ringnan M Sangma, Locking M Sangma and Senggrang M Sangma, accused them of obtaining approval to form a Rompa Asim Me’cheng Mahari Committee by “falsely” submitting signatures of people without ever holding a meeting or discussion on the formation of such a body.