Human rights violation worse in Garo Hills: GSU

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Shillong, Dec 6 (UNI) Garo Students' Union(GSU) has questioned the Meghalaya government's decision to hold a judicial inquiry into the killing of five HNLC militants, while refusing to do the same in the case of LAEF leader Peter Marak, killed by police in August, this year.

''Human Rights abuse is a regular affair in the North East.

Meghalaya is no exception and in Garo Hills it is far worse,'' said GSU President Utjol Sangma, Vice President Tengsak G Momin, and General Secretary Manseng A Sangma in joint press statement today.

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

Earlier, the Liberation A'chik Elite Force(LAEF) has appealed to the Garo Hills-based NGOs in Meghalaya to demand a mageisterial inquiry into the killing of its 'commander-in-chief' Peter Marak.

LAEF leader Bitlang Sangma had doubted the about the way their 'commnader-in-chief' Peter Marak was killed in a crossfire with the police on August 21, last.

The militant leader also said the police claim's that Marak was killed in crossfire between the LAEF and police at Kalak in East Garo Hills district was ''false''.

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


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