Move to demand Garo Statehood

TURA, Mar 16 – An emergent meeting of various NGOs of Garo Hills, held at the residence of Clifford R Marak, former MLA and president of GNC on Tuesday, resolved to form an ad hoc steering committee to carry on the movement for Statehood of Garo Hills.

Various NGOs, comprising the Garo Students’ Union Chief Executive Committee, Tura Law College Students’ Union and Baghmara College Students’ Union, unanimously resolved to form the ad hoc steering committee which was formerly known as Garo Hills Separate State Demand Committee.

The committee decided to launch its programmes demanding statehood democratically by organising public meetings, processions, picketing and awareness programmes time to time. The committee has urged all the citizens and NGOs of Garo Hills to extend a helping hand to the movement. The executive members selected at the meeting are Augustine R Marak, chairman, Henyson M Marak and Tengsak G Momin, co-chairman, Adinson Ch Momin, secretary, Nikman Ch Marak, joint secretary and Henysing A Sangma, finance secretary.