The Khasi Students Union (KSU) has objected to place identification signs, ‘Lady Hydari Park’ installed in the city stating that the State should maintain the name it changed five years ago to ‘Ka Phan Nonglait Park and Animal Land’.
In 2018, the pressure group had changed the name of the park to honour Phan Nonglait, the first Khasi woman who revolted against the British during the time of Tirot Sing Syiem between 1829 and 1833.
The action by the Union was after the state government failed to implement its own notification issued on September 11, 2001 for renaming the city park after Phan Nonglait.
Ever since it was replaced the park bore the name of the freedom fighter, but the installation of the place identification sign has annoyed the pressure group.
The park is a tourist spot in Shillong. It was dedicated to the erstwhile First Lady (wife of former governor of Assam Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari) when Shillong was under the administration of Assam during the British rule.
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