GSU threatens agitation in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Jul 9 (UNI) The Garo Student's Union today threatened to agitate if the Meghalaya government failed to punish the guilty officers, involved in the police twin firing at Garo Hills.

The GSU also demanded that the Meghalaya government declare September 30 as a state holiday as mark of respect to the nine people, who were killed, and scores injured on September 30, 2005 in the twin police firing incident at Tura and Williamnagar over the issue of revamping and restructuring the Meghalaya Board of School Education.

A delegation of the GSU, led by its president Utjol Sangma, today met Deputy Chief Minister Hopingstone Lyngdoh, apprising him of their demand.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Mr Sangma said the Deputy Chief Minister had referred the students' body to take up the matter with the Chief Minister.

He said the GSU had so far submitted two memoranda to the government in pursuance with their demand.

However, no response had yet been received, he said.

Mr Sangma said, '' If the government fails to address our demand by a week, we are forced to agitate. '' The GSU also said they had appraised the dilapidated condition of the NH 44E, declaration of the 5th battalion recruitment results, installation of a police outpost at Anogre, Malang Kona and other border areas in the West Khasi Hills district.

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