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CLASSIFICATION OF CITIZENSHIP IN KHASI POLITY:

(i).Khun-U-Hajar” means any person belonging to the Khasi Community, born of a Khasi mother and father or non-Khasi father (In case of a non-Khasi father, he should have embraced Khasi culture and followed continuously customs and usages like Durbar Hima, Durbar Raid, Durbar Shnong, Durbar Kur, settlement of disputes, administration of village affairs, etc and lived like a Khasi), who is a native of that particular Hima/Elaka he lives in.

(ii).Khun-Soh-Shnong” means U Khun-U-Hajar who migrated from one village and settled in another village within the same Hima/Elaka who has been recognized as such by the Village Durbar presently he/she lives in.

(iii).Khun-Soh-Syiem” means a person belonging to the Khasi Community, born of a Khasi mother and father or non-Khasi father, who migrated from one Hima or Elaka or part of India or part of the world duly permitted and lives in another Hima/Elaka and pays allegiance to the Chief and his Durbar and consistently followed the custom and the administrative system in vogue in the that Hima/Elaka he lives in and recognized as such by the Village Durbar and the Executive Durbar/Durbar Hima.

(iv). “Khun-Kliar-Wait” means any person belonging to Khasi Community, born of a Khasi mother and father or non-Khasi father, who has been defeated during war time and has been subjected and annexed to and pays allegiance to the Chief and the Durbar of a particular Hima/Elakar.

(v). “Bar Hima” means any person belonging to the Khasi Community, born of a Khasi mother and father or non-Khasi father (In case of a non-Khasi father, he should have embraced Khasi culture and followed continuously customs and usages like Durbar Hima, Durbar Raid, Durbar Shnong, Durbar Kur, settlement of disputes, administration of village affairs, etc and lived like a Khasi), who is a native of the other Hima/Elaka.

(vi).Raiot” means a person belonging to Garo or Rabha or Mikir or Hajong or Lalungs or Lushai (Mizo) Community or any other plain Tribal or Tribal Community (except the Dkhars). who by virtue of defeat during war time in olden days thereby subjected to compulsory allegiance to the authority of the Khasi Chief and his Durbar or by virtue of migration and common allegiance to such authority, traditions, customs, religious beliefs, sense of security etc or by virtue of closer ethnic-affinity, age-old relationship etc in olden times was allowed, placed and brought under the administrative control and territorial jurisdiction of the Khasi Chief thereby enabled him/her to settle or sojourn in the Raid or Community land or any part of Khasi Hima/Elaka and uniformly followed the customary practices and usages in vogue in that particular Hima/Elaka.

(vii) “U Dkhar” means any non-Tribal who is generally counted and recognized by the Khasis as an outsider or a foreigner.

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