Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has referred the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 to the Meghalaya government for its views and comments.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters that the amendment bill was referred to the District Council Affairs Department of the state government and the same would be examined by the government.
“We will study the bill and then submit our views or recommendations back to the Governor,” Tynsong said.
The Bill sought to amend the Principal Act of the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) Act, 1997.
The Second Amendment Bill sought to deny Schedule Tribe status of Khasi women who marry non-Khasi men besides off-springs born out of such marriage.
Earlier the members of the KHADC led by its Chief Executive Member H S Shylla had submitted the Bill to the Governor for his assent.
However both pro and anti-group of women had also met the Governor to air their views against and for the Amendment Bill.