Meghalaya: Effigies of SP of North Garo Hills and GSU president burnt at Williamnagar
Meghalaya: Effigies of SP of North Garo Hills and GSU president burnt at Williamnagar

TURA, March 22: The two day non cooperation movement called by various NGOs set for tomorrow and the day after has already divided the group of NGOs calling for the protest into two different sections, with one group supporting the call for a Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) another section, including the GSU, FKJGP, ADE, AYWO amongst others withdrawing their support to the protest call.

A day after the withdrawal call, an angry group of pro protest supporters burnt effigies of the superintendent of police of North Garo Hills (NGH), Dalton Marak along with the effigy of Tengsak G Momin, the president of GSU after his call for withdrawal of support to the protest call.

Effigies of the SP as well as the NGO leader were burnt in Williamnagar and Resubelpara.

The solidarity forum, which has been leading the protest contested the claims of the GSU president of not being informed of the two day NCM call.

The NGOs had sought a two day protest on the government not heeding to their demands after the in advertent firing incident which injured three civilians last month.

Further the Resubelpara Pick-up Association stated that government should pay all the repairing expenditure for the vehicle (Mahindra pick-up) which was damaged in the police firing and pay compensation for their minimum daily earning which they lose while the vehicle was under process.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH), Pravin Bakshi, in an order today asked all government offices to remain open along with banks and other services. He also asked traders to ensure shops and establishments to remain open.

The DC also stated that as the call for a NCM, in other words a call for bandh was in contravention of the High Court order and as such the NGOs calling for the protest would be liable for any damages and even the losses suffered due to closure of shops and establishments. The NGOs would also be liable for penal action as per the orders of the High Court.

(TNT News)

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