TURA, July 29 � All major towns of West Garo Hills district, including Tura, experienced a disruption to normal life following the two day dawn to dusk bandh called by the Tura Government College Students� Union which ended on Friday evening.
There were reports of sporadic cases of stone pelting and road blockades.
The college union is demanding adequate funds for infrastructure development and appointment of sufficient staff and lecturers to several vacant posts in the college.
The bandh resulted in total shutdown of all business and educational establishments with even government offices registering almost nil attendance.
GNLA:The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has acknowledged that its cadres carried out a low intensity blast in the heart of Tura town on Wednesday night.
The next morning, while searching the area police stumbled upon the pin of a Chinese grenade and several shrapnel parts of the explosive device.
Confirming the blast, GNLA chief Champion Sangma informed media persons that the outfit carried out the blast with minimum damage to press home its message that the organisation can strike at will.
The militant chief has demanded that the Meghalaya Government call off the anti-insurgency operations against his outfit and immediately withdraw the special CoBRA units of the CRPF deployed in the forested region of east and south Garo Hills, the strongholds of GNLA.