TURA, May 6 - SG Esmatur Mominin, MLA from Phulbari, has requested Meghalaya Power Minister James PK Sangma for relaxation of load shedding timings in view of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan began on May 5 and will continue till June 5. The NPP MLA sent the request to Sangma on May 2.
In the letter, the MLA has sought relaxation of load shedding timings from 1 am to 4 am and 4 pm to 9 pm for the entire State of Meghalaya during Ramadan month.
Meanwhile, Phulbari-based NGO, Anti Corruption and Human Development Organisation (ACHDO) has also asked for relaxation of the shut down for the sake of the people who are fasting.
Further the NGO asked for a check on prices of goods while alleging that traders were trying to make a fast buck at the expense of people during Ramadan.
�Beef was being sold for Rs 250 a kg but has now shot up to Rs 400. This has been done without any justification and as such is illegal�, ACHDO said.