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HC directive to KHADC CEM

Adelbert: No going back on fast-unto-death
SHILLONG: The Megha-laya High Court on Wednesday directed the KHADC chief Adelbert Nongrum to be present during the hearing of a contempt of court plea against him on Monday (May 18).
While hearing the contempt of court proceeding against Nongrum, the division bench headed by Chief Justice Uma Nath Singh and T N K Singh also directed East Khasi Hills district police chief M Kharkrang to ensure the appearance of the CEM in person during the hearing.
The bench also directed that no newspaper and electronic media shall publish statements of the contemnor.
Nongrum was dragged to the court after he reportedly, made a derogatory statement earlier this year against the court lowering its image.
Fast-unto-death: Meanwhile, Nongrum has said that  he will go ahead with the fast-unto-death if the Government fails to comply with his various demands by Friday (deadline fixed earlier).
When asked about the venue, he, on Wednesday said that it would be decided later.
“But I am very clear in my mind that I am not going to review my decision. My fast unto death is a democratic form of agitation. Therefore, no one can prevent me from doing so,” the KHADC CEM said.
Nongrum said that the state government must immediately pass the Village Administration Bill.
Meanwhile, KHNAM in a meeting decided to extend support to the KHADC CEM’s proposed fast-unto-death.

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