From Our Correspondent
TURA: The GNLA has called for the all Garo Hills bandh from Monday morning upto Friday evening and not as reported earlier by sections of the media, it is learnt.
The GNLA has informed local presspersons that the bandh will be from 6 am on Monday and will continue upto 6pm of Friday without any break.
The GNLA is demanding withdrawal of security operations against the outfit in Garo Hills.
Meanwhile, the influential A’chik Baptist Association No IV popularly known as Krima No IV under the Garo Baptist Convention consisting of 34 full-fledged churches and having 54,000 baptized members has appealed to the GNLA to call off their proposed bandh “since it is going to affect all sections of the society particularly daily wage earners and the student community.”
In its first board meeting held on Saturday on its office premises as many as 87 pastors and church elders took cognizance of the bandh call given by the GNLA and after threadbare discussion on the pros and cons of the subject decided to urge both the State government and GNLA to come to an understanding in the larger interest of the people of the State.
“There was complete unanimity among the members present that peace is a pre-requisite for progress and development of the state and being the Christian state like ours the members appeal to both parties to refrain from accusing each other and violence as these weapons are not going to solve any problem,” said the church leaders in a press statement.
“Government should invite the misguided youth for talks in the spirit of Christian brotherhood” added the church.
The meeting discussed about the problems to be faced by the students due to the bandh.
In view of the HSSLC (Pre-University) results declaration many students have begun applying for further studies and technical lines outside the state. The bandh is bound to create serious hurdles for these students who could represent the state in technological and professional line five years from now.