Sunday, March 05, 2017

Meghalaya's RTI activist house damaged

Web India‎‎‎‎: Meghalaya: Sunday, March 05, 2017.
Goons have partially damaged a house of a Right to Information (RTI) activist, Curtis Rani in Meghalaya, even as police have started their investigation.
The house, which is under-construction, was damaged last night at Mawkneng village in East Khasi Hills district followed a day after Nongspung Chief Patrick Syiemiong asked Mr Curtis to choose between his and RTI. The RTI activist, who has lodged a police complaint, told UNI over phone from his village that he does not know who damaged the wall of his house. However, he said the incident followed after Mr Syiemiong issued a letter on March 2 directing him to immediately stop the house construction. Moreover, he claimed that the Mawkneng headman Keling Rani also verbally informed him that Mr Syiemiong wanted him to choose between his house and RTI. "Mr Syiemiong has asked me to stop the construction of my house after I have sought information from him through RTI on various issues relating to the rules and regulations and financial expenditure of the office of Syiem of Hima Nongspung in administering the villages. UNI RRK BM