Hundreds of warriors from the Setia Hati Terate Brotherhood silat school (PSHT) memenuhi jalan di Dusun Krajan, Desa/Kecamatan Pakusari, Jember, Monday (28/3/2023). Mereka tak terima dan memprotes rencana pembongkaran tugu PSHT yang ada di wilayah tersebut. Para pendekar itu meminta pembongkaran tugu silat itu dibatalkan.
Muhammad Fadil, salah seorang anggota PSHT Jember membeberkan alasan menolak tugu dibongkar. According to him, butuh usaha keras untuk membangun tugu yang berada di tepi jalan nasional Jember-Banyuwangi itu.
“What we are concerned about is that this monument was built with great effort,” he explained.
Fadil menambahkan, anggota PSHT menilai tugu silat tersebut merupakan simbol perguruan. Besides that, Conditions in Pakusari District and its surroundings currently remain conducive.
“We defend so that our monument cannot be dismantled. This is indeed national land, but we painstakingly build the monument,” he said.
Especially, tugu tersebut adalah yang pertama dibangun di kecamatan Pakusari. Tugu itu dibangun pada 2014 until 2015.
“Some branch members did not accept the demolition,” he said.
Temporary, Wakil Ketua III PSHT Cabang Jember Heri Sudiono mengatakan pihaknya memang berniat membongkar sendiri tugu tersebut. However, because the situation is not conditional and it has an impact on road users, In the end, the demolition did not take place.
“If there is demolition, the impact is likely greater than this,” he concluded.
Pakusari sub-district head Samsul Hidayat said the demolition plan was based on a joint agreement from a meeting with PSHT management and Pakusari Muspika.
In the meeting, said the official who is familiarly known as Dayat, there are two agreed options. The first is to dismantle the monument. Second, replacing the monument with the Pancasila monument.
“If the in (districts) Sukowono's agreement was to replace the Pancasila monument. Meanwhile, in Pakusari, the agreement was to dismantle it,” Bright Dayat.
Tugu akhirnya dipindah ke lahan pribadi anggota PSHT Jember. Baca halaman selanjutnya…