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Thousands rally in Tura
People protest against abduction attempt on Sr Rose
From Our Correspondent
TURA: A peace rally in protest against last month’s attempted kidnapping of Sr. Rose Kayathinkara from Mendipathar in East Garo Hills and the serving of extortion notes on religious leaders by unknown miscreants was held at the Chandmary playground near here on Saturday. The peace rally was organized by the Tura Diocesan Catholic Laity Association (TDCLA) in collaboration with the United Christian Peace Forum (UCPF) and attended by thousands of people from all walks of life.
Jonilson T Sangma of the TDCLA, while talking to media persons, informed that similar rallies were held throughout Garo Hills protesting against the kidnapping bid on Sr Rose and acts of extortion against religious leaders by miscreants.
The procession commenced from the Chandmary playground, passed through several localities in Tura and culminated at the same spot.
Braving torrential downpour, thousands of people comprising of religious leaders from various denominations, senior citizens, teachers, school students and people from in and around Tura participated in the rally.
Among the noted personalities who participated in the rally were Bishop of Tura Rt Rev Andrew R Marak, Tura Baptist Church Pastor, Rev Wheterfield R Marak, Don Bosco Secondary School headmaster, Fr Januarius Sangma, Rev Frithing Sangma, Bakdil director Fr Sunny, ICFAI Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Milton Sangma and Fr Daniel Sangma.