The Dorbar Shnong Tympang Iawmusiang has lodged an FIR with the Jowai police against “unknown persons” for dumping garbage, which were already cleared at Thomas Jones college road.
Waheh shnong, Ajoy Lywait said that the dorbar had received confirmation from the office of the Jowai Municipal Board that all garbage was lifted and the roads were sanitised. However, last night the same garbage was re-dumped in the same places, both in Iawmusiang and the college road.
In protest the dorbar shnong has called for a 36-hour locality lockdown from 6 am of April 26 to 6 pm of April 27.
Garbage in Jowai has been piling up the streets and corners of the town since February last after Mynkjai village protested against the dumping of garbage by the Jowai Municipal Board (JMB). Since then there appears to be no solution and drama unfolds each day surrounding wastes.
Yesterday, tons of garbage was loaded in trucks ready to be dumped at a temporary site in Pangit, Khliehtryshi. However, by nightfall the same garbage landed on the same spot after people from Khliehtyrshi protested on the streets even as the district administration had imposed Section 144 Crpc to forestall any attempt to disrupt the dumping of garbage from Jowai.
While residents of Jowai want the garbage lifted the Jowai Municipal Board faces a catch-22 situation as it is unable to find a dumping area due to protests from Mynkjai and Sutnga Elaka.
Sutnga Elaka is against dumping of garbage at an abandoned coal-mine offered by the assistant waheh chnong of Moolamlylliang stating that it falls under its Elaka.
Meanwhile, residents of Khliehriat expressed shock after tons of garbage was indiscriminately dumped in the area.
The dorbar shnong Khliehriat East held an emergent meeting today to condemn the act and said they were not aware who had used the area to dump garbage as it was suspected to be done at night.
The waheh chnong, Kedius Rymbai said a FIR will be lodged against the act and asked those responsible to clear the garbage by Monday.