Depressed by the lack of concern of the ruling party in dealing with the crisis of tribal people in tough times of monsoon, tribal villagers of Meghalaya, who reside near the border of India-Bangladesh have expressed their anguish with the Indian government and has asked it to merge them with Bangladesh.
The tribe people of Hingaria, Huroi, Lahalein and Lejri villages have been moving from pillar to post to draw the attention of those in power both at New Delhi and Shillong to construct the Rymbai- Bataw-Borkhat-Sonapur Road for many years but their pleas have always fell into deaf ears.
As per the reports, the pathetic condition of roads have affected the livelihood of the four villages to a great extent. The failure of government to address the road, mobile connectivity and health issues have hindered the life of 5000 people residing in these villages.
It has also been pointed out that the people had to rely on Bangladesh for their survival as the Indian government is least interested with their concern.
The four villages fall under the jurisdiction of East Jaiñtia Hills district, and is located nearly 200 Km from Meghalaya’s capital Shillong.