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Closure call draws mixed response in Tura

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TURA, March 24 - The two-day closure call by some NGOs in Garo Hills region drew a mixed response in Tura but the impact in other districts was near total.

The first day of the protest on Thursday saw six arrests, including the co-chairman of Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) for their attempt to enforce the Non-Cooperation Movement (NCM) call.

Various NGOs, including GHSMC had called for the two day dawn to dusk protest against the incident of firing which injured three persons in Resubelpara in North Garo Hills recently.

Traders in Tura were under tremendous pressure from the district administration to keep their establishments open. A few schools too remained open.

Six persons were apprehended in the district. Of these, four youths, were nabbed from Dalu on complaints of threat and intimidation. The four youths had allegedly stopped office staff of Dalu Block from going to work.

While the protest evoked a mixed response in Tura, other towns were completely shut down. The towns of Williamnagar, Baghmara, Resubelpara and Bajengdoba wore deserted looks with shops and establishments shutting down completely. Vehicles too stayed off the roads all across Garo Hills. Government offices in most districts remained open though details of attendance is unavailable.

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Closure call draws mixed response in Tura

TURA, March 24 - The two-day closure call by some NGOs in Garo Hills region drew a mixed response in Tura but the impact in other districts was near total.

The first day of the protest on Thursday saw six arrests, including the co-chairman of Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) for their attempt to enforce the Non-Cooperation Movement (NCM) call.

Various NGOs, including GHSMC had called for the two day dawn to dusk protest against the incident of firing which injured three persons in Resubelpara in North Garo Hills recently.

Traders in Tura were under tremendous pressure from the district administration to keep their establishments open. A few schools too remained open.

Six persons were apprehended in the district. Of these, four youths, were nabbed from Dalu on complaints of threat and intimidation. The four youths had allegedly stopped office staff of Dalu Block from going to work.

While the protest evoked a mixed response in Tura, other towns were completely shut down. The towns of Williamnagar, Baghmara, Resubelpara and Bajengdoba wore deserted looks with shops and establishments shutting down completely. Vehicles too stayed off the roads all across Garo Hills. Government offices in most districts remained open though details of attendance is unavailable.