The order comes after many non-tribals were found carrying out their business in areas within KHADC, especially in parts of Shillong, without a valid licence

Shillong: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) of Meghalaya has barred hawking by non-tribals or any activity of hawking on footpaths, public roads, street corners and other areas under the jurisdiction of the council without a valid licence issued by it.

According to a notification issued by the office of the executive committee of the KHADC on October 4, any non-tribal found violating this will be penalised as per standing norms. The notification issued will be effective from October 14.

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The prohibition order from the KHADC comes after it was seen that many non-tribals have been carrying out their businesses in areas within the jurisdiction of the council, especially in parts of state capital Shillong, without a valid licence.

The secretary to the EC of KHADC mentioned that hawking that is being carried out is illegal, unhygienic, and a cause of inconvenience to the general public.

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