Meghalaya: Communication lapse creates confusion over non-cooperation movement call in Garo Hills
TURA, Mar 21: What could be a lapse in communication between the different social organisations in Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, a section of the NGOs on Tuesday clarified that they had no prior knowledge about the so called- Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) initiated by another group of NGOs.
According to a press release, the GSU, FKJGP, ADE and AYWO clarified that they had no prior knowledge of the NCM called by the other NGOs on Mar 23 and 24.
"We clarify regarding the NCM called on Mar 23-24 which we (FAF, GSU, ADE, AYWO and FKJGP) have no knowledge about. In the meeting called by the Solidarity Forum on the 19th of March'17 at Resubelpara, it was decided that because of the ongoing exams no NCM will be called. It was generally accepted that any strong movement for justice for the victims ambushed by the police and for demand for stricter accountability of the police personnel who were overzealous in their duty thereby transgressing the fundamental rights of the civilians will be launched after the exams,"
The five NGOs initiated the call for a protest out of a sudden and without information. "We were not informed of any meeting to launch an NCM and it has been called without our knowledge. We were dumbstruck when we saw the launching of the NCM in social networks without any prior information and discussion," said GSU president Tengsak G Momin.
The NGOs distanced themselves from the NCM though they stressed on the fact that the fight for justice would continue.
"We have received complaints from many quarters most importantly regarding the ongoing exams and workshops and the ongoing closure of the March account. We will continue to fight for justice for the victims in other modes with strategies we deem fit and separately. We are sorry to say that we will not be part of the NCM," added the release.