DIMAPUR, April 9 - The Central Executive Council of Garo Students� Union (GSU), Tura, Meghalaya along with Garo Students Union Nagaland Zone and Nagaland Garo Tribal Council (NGTC) have appealed to NSCN-IM to accommodate the Garo tribe of Nagaland along with other recognised tribes of the State in the event of final settlement of Indo-Naga peace process.
In a release, GSU Nagaland Zone president Cliff D Sangma informed that a GSU delegation met NSCN-IM kilo kilonser Rh Raishing and MIP kilonser (Minister) V Horam on April 4 over the issue. We have urged the NSCN (IM) to accommodate the Garo tribe as a recognised tribe,� Sangma said.
The GSU team visited Nagaland to find solutions pertaining to �difficulties and problems� afflicting Garo people in the State and interacted with various sections of people and organisations. Their tour started with a public meeting at Erabill village on April 3 where gaonburas, Village Council members and village elders were in attendance.
At a meeting with Naga Hoho on April 5 at Kohima, the GSU team urged the Hoho to consider Garos of Nagaland as one of the recognised tribes in Nagaland.