Meghalaya: GSU 3 day protest for CBI probe

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Shillong, Oct 7: Piqued over the Meghalaya government's delay to hand over the Williamanagar firing incidents to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Garo Students' Union (GSU) has announced a three-day dawn-to-dusk bandh in three districts of Garo Hills from Monday, Oct 13.

GSU had set October 2 as the deadline to prove the 'sincerity' of the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) coalition government on the issue.

In fact, the government had announced a CBI probe to investigate into the twin police firing, which killed nine people, including women and scores of other were injured on September 30, 2005 in the incidents at Tura and Williamnagar over the issue of revamping and restructuring the Meghalaya Board of School Education, which have its headquarters at Tura, West Garo Hills district.

However, the student body demanded that the government punish those officials indicted by Justice D N Chaudhuri, who probed into the Tura firing incident.

With regard to the Williamnagar police firing incident on the same day, the students' body said that a probe into the incident could be handed over to the CBI.

'' If the government continues to delay to handover the probe, the union has no other option but to intensify agitation to put pressure on the government to fulfill our demand,'' GSU chief Utjol Sangma said.

He added that the ruling MPA government had taken no tangible initiative to fulfill the student body's demands.

Earlier, the student body had launched its series of agitation pressing the government to comply with their demands.


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