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Riots may take place if quota policy is revised, Garo body warns

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By Our Reporter

Shillong, June 14: The All India Garo Union (AIGU) has warned the expert committee that they may be chances of riots if there is modification to the existing 40:40 quota policy for the Khasi-Jaintias and the Garos.
“The socio-economic condition of the Garo community is still backward compared to the Khasi-Jaintia community. We urge that the agreed reservation quota created on January 12, 1972 should continue as usual and any kind of modification should be avoided,” the AIGU said in a memorandum submitted to the committee on Friday.
AIGU stated that there might be riots if the existing reservation policy is modified since it will hurt the feelings of the Garos, and suggested the need to maintain status quo.
“If riots happen it will not be in the best interest of Meghalaya,” the AIGU stated.
It further stated that the cry for review of the policy is being raised by shenanigans of a political party for political expediency and gains, under the wilful guise of inequality and with utter disregard to the Garo people.

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