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Pro-ILP rally in city on Saturday

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SHILLONG: As many as 14 pro-ILP pressure groups from the State would be holding a public meeting at Student’s Field, Jaiaw, on Saturday at 12 noon.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, KSU vice president Frederick Kharmawphlang urged the local indigenous population, including young boys and girls, who are concerned about the issue of influx to attend the public meeting.

He also urged the various traditional heads and peoples’ representatives to join hands in support for the demand to implement the ILP.

Kharmawphlang also informed that the leaders of various pressure groups would be present at the public meeting to clarify on the ILP.

Meanwhile, the FKJGP Nongthymmai Circle has also urged the people to attend the public meeting.

“We all need to come out in large numbers since it is an issue which is concerned with the life and death of the local indigenous people,” FKJGP Nongthymmai Circle president Wankmenlang Tariang said in a statement.

As many as six Garo organizations from Tura will be participating in the pro-ILP rally at Shillong on Saturday to lend support to the other pressure groups who are seeking the implementation of the Inner Line Permit, our Tura correspondent adds.

GSU president Tengsak G Momin informed that besides the GSU, FKJGP Garo Hills Circle, A’chik Youth Welfare Organization, ADE, FAF and A’chik Peoples’ Student Development Organization are reportedly heading for the State capital to attend the rally.

Meanwhile, FKJGP president Pritam Marak said that the NGOs will be mobilizing the Garo community of Shillong to participate in the rally and efforts were also on to take a contingent from the Garo Hills.

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