west jaintia hills

The nearly six-century-old temple is known for being run by the direct descendants of Deshmukh Brahmins, who were brought to the state by the Jaintia chieftains from Maharashtra centuries ago. That practice was being followed till the death of the chief priest Uttam Deshmukh in March this year.(Representative Imag/FilePhoto)

Meghalaya High Court intervenes after clashes erupt over control of ancient Durga temple

By David Laitphlang | Hindustan Times, Shillong
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 07:23 PM IST
The court’s intervention on Tuesday night came after two groups of residents of Nartiang village in the district clashed with each other leading to over 40 people from both sides being injured.
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