Human rights violations worse in Garo Hills: GSU

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Shillong, Dec 6 (UNI) The Garo Students' Union (GSU) in Meghalaya today questioned the government's decision to constitute a judicial inquiry into the killing of five HNLC militants but refusing to probe the death of a Liberation A'chik Elite Force (LAEF) leader, who was killed in a police encounter in August this year.

''Human Rights abuse is a daily affair in Garo Hills,'' GSU President Utjol Sangma told mediapersons here.

The GSU also accused the state government of refusing to accept the people's demand for a fresh probe into the September 30 firing in Williamnagar, near here.

Earlier, the LAEF had appealed to the Garo Hills-based NGOs to demand a magisterial inquiry into the killing of its 'commander-in-chief' Peter Marak.

The militant leader had also rubbished the police claim that Marak was killed in crossfire between the LAEF and police at Kalak in East Garo Hills district.

''If the encounter took place between the Meghalaya police and LAEF then why not any police personnel were hit or killed,'' Mr Sangma questioned.

UNI

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