Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Saturday released two books “Menshohnoh” and “Ka Rngiew” at a function held at the Lawmali dorbar hall.
The books were authored by Michael Jyrwa, who is a teacher by profession. Menshohnoh (witchcraft) and Rngiew (aura) are associated with the Khasi beliefs.
The author however highlighted how innocent lives are lost due to abhorrent incidents of violence perpetrated on suspicion of practicing menshohnoh.
Addressing on the occasion, Tynsong said that the state government is examining the need to bring a law to prevent such incidents from reoccurring in the future.
“This is because the existing sections of the IPC have not clearly mentioned about such cases and how to deal with them. Therefore, we are thinking of coming up with a legislation to address this concern,” he said.
Congratulating the author, the deputy chief minister said that the state government is also pursuing with the Centre for the inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
Also present at the function were Sohra legislator Gavin M Mylliem and other dignitaries.