TRADITIONAL OUT OF BOUNDS
During the present 2018 election it has come to the notice that traditional chiefs and headmen of Khasi administrative traditional durbars including Dorbar Syiem. Dorbar Raij, Dorbar shnong are involved in political electoral activities which is unlawful. The Khasi Hills District Council has observed that action would be taken against them accordingly for violating the Khasi-Jaintia Autonomous Act, Appointment, and Succession Act 1959. The traditional heads of Dorbar Syiem, Dorbar Raij, Dorbar shnong, should resign from being traditional heads, if they are to contest the elections or involve in election activities, to maintain neutrality and dignity. The Election Commission since undivided Assam had debarred the use of traditional religious symbol such as the cock or rooster and it is being maintained till today.