YMCA dismantles SAIIC boundary wall

A JCB dismantles the boundary wall of the
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Indian Cultures at
Bivar Road, in the city on Wednesday.

SHILLONG: Despite a stay order issued by the High Court of Meghalaya till November 10 in the case relating to land possession dispute between Sri Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture (SAIIC) and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), the latter party on Wednesday dismantled a portion of the SAIIC boundary wall at Bivar Road area of the city.

A JCB was used to dismantle a portion of the wall including a signboard by the YMCA, despite the fact that the court had granted respite till November 10, allowing SAIIC to file a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court of India.

It may be mentioned that YMCA general secretary, DL Warjri, on Tuesday evening had addressed a letter to SAIIC stating that they would break a portion of the wall alongside the main road on October 30.

The High Court had, on October 21, stated that the writ petition is dismissed for rest of the relief’s possession of YMCA and YWCA shall not be disturbed in respect of area allotted to them.

Commenting on the High Court order, a legal counsel said, “The said order is neither a decree of the court nor it authorizes YMCA to break the wall entering into the premises of SAIIC.”

Those present at the spot during the dismantling of the wall included the YMCA general secretary, an ADM, SAIIC lawyers, police personnel and others.