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Meghalaya govt examining ANVC demands

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Nov 29 (PTI) - Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said his government was examining the demands of the Achik National Volunteer Council, the Garo rebel outfit, which is currently engaged in tripartite talks.

"The group has scaled down from its demand for a separate Garoland state to that of a Garo Hills Territorial Council in line with the Bodo Territorial Council of Assam. The matter is under consideration," Sangma said in reponse to a question in the state Assembly.

He said the group had stated its demands in a representation to the Prime Minister earlier this year.

Formed in December 1995, ANVC had entered into a tripartite ceasefire agreement on July 23, 2004, which has been extended every three months.

The Garo rebel group, the ban on which had expired in November 2008, has around 175 cadres now living in three designated camps.

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Meghalaya govt examining ANVC demands

SHILLONG, Nov 29 (PTI) - Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said his government was examining the demands of the Achik National Volunteer Council, the Garo rebel outfit, which is currently engaged in tripartite talks.

"The group has scaled down from its demand for a separate Garoland state to that of a Garo Hills Territorial Council in line with the Bodo Territorial Council of Assam. The matter is under consideration," Sangma said in reponse to a question in the state Assembly.

He said the group had stated its demands in a representation to the Prime Minister earlier this year.

Formed in December 1995, ANVC had entered into a tripartite ceasefire agreement on July 23, 2004, which has been extended every three months.

The Garo rebel group, the ban on which had expired in November 2008, has around 175 cadres now living in three designated camps.