TURA, Sept 6 - The All Achik Youth Federation (AAYF), Assam Zone, today reiterated its demand for a separate council for the Garos in Assam.
�Why is the BJP-led Government in Assam denying a separate Garo Autonomous Council in the State? Why cannot the Assam Government create a separate Council for us?� asked AAYF, Assam Zone, president Crossbell Marak.
He pointed out that the Mising, Tiwa and Sonowal tribes have got separate Councils while the Garos are still being denied.
�Many of our forefathers sacrificed their lives for freedom from the British rule and we question as to why the Assam Government has diluted the contributions of the Garo people,� asserted Marak in a press release today.
The AAYF unit added that it is the overriding consideration to preserve the culture, language and tradition of the Garos which has led to the demand for a separate Council in Assam.