Thursday, February 29, 2024

GSU lambasts GHADC CEM’s anti-Garo comments


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TURA: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Western Zone, has expressed dissatisfaction at the adamant attitude of the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) regarding its demands to remove the present Standing Council, Sujit Dey, and to appoint a local practicing lawyer from the Garo community as the Standing Council of the GHADC.
According to the GSU, the CEM’s comments that all ‘Garo advocates were inexperienced and proud’ had hurt the sentiments of the Garo community as it was anti-Garo and an underestimation of the legal fraternity of the practicing advocates from the Garo community.
While claiming that there were a number of efficient and eminent advocates belonging to the Garo community who were better suited and senior to the present Standing Council of the GHADC, the GSU reminded the CEM that he should remember that it was the indigenous Garo tribals who had elected him as an MDC.
It further questioned the logic behind the appointment of a non-Garo advocate in the District Council when the KHADC and the JHADC had appointed advocates from their own respective communities.
The Students’ Union also urged all the NGOs from Garo Hills to come forward and support the GSU, saying that it was not going to stop its fight for justice until its demands were met.


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