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59-hour Karbi Anglong bandh called off

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

KAAC authority for discussion over issues

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

HAMREN, April 28: The 59 hour bandh called by 24 organizations from the midnight of April 26 was called off from 12:00 pm on Thursday after receiving the letter from the authority of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) on Wednesday night.

While clarifying over the fact that the KAAC authority led by CEM Tuliram Ronghang has promised to give in to their demands, the 24 organizations also mentioned that they could not withdraw the bandh on the night of April 26 due to delayed delivery of the letter from KAAC authority as a result of which the leaders could not convene a meeting.

In a letter addressing to the press, the organizations also stated that the letter received from KAAC and the issue of bandh withdrawal could only be discussed in the morning at 09:00 am.

“The Deputy Commissioner of East Karbi Anglong Adil Khan has requested us to withdraw the bandh. He further stated that he had cooperated with the agitators and persuaded the KAAC to hold a meeting with the organizations regarding the memorandum dated September 20. He also wanted us to cooperate with him in return,” the letter stated.

The organizations also informed that the KAAC authority fixed a meeting with them on Saturday at 11:30 am in KAAC conference hall.

“In view of the matter discussed above, the leaders of 24+1 organizations have called off the bandh from 12 noon of Thursday. Regarding the date of the meeting called by KAAC vide No. KAAC/L.D.179/2017/10, we had requested the KAAC to reschedule the meeting on May 3. However, the time and venue remain unchanged. Regarding this request, joint secretary of KAAC Harsing Teron had confirmed that the CEM had agreed to the request,” they said. The leaders of the 24+1 organizations also appealed the KAAC authority to issue a fresh letter regarding the rescheduling of the meeting.

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