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Additional forces deployed in Garo hills

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Oct 26 (PTI) - Additional companies of security forces have been deployed in the three districts of Garo hills in Meghalaya where JAC has called for a series of agitations from today against the maiden polls in four municipalities slated for October 29.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC), spearheading the agitation, is against the municipal elections as it would "violate the sixth schedule of the Constitution and lead to erosion of powers of traditional bodies like the Council of Nokma (village council)", sources in the JAC said.

JAC had called for picketing at offices during the day, a 12-hour bandh from 5 am on October 28 and a total shutdown on the election day in the three districts.

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Additional forces deployed in Garo hills

SHILLONG, Oct 26 (PTI) - Additional companies of security forces have been deployed in the three districts of Garo hills in Meghalaya where JAC has called for a series of agitations from today against the maiden polls in four municipalities slated for October 29.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC), spearheading the agitation, is against the municipal elections as it would "violate the sixth schedule of the Constitution and lead to erosion of powers of traditional bodies like the Council of Nokma (village council)", sources in the JAC said.

JAC had called for picketing at offices during the day, a 12-hour bandh from 5 am on October 28 and a total shutdown on the election day in the three districts.