DIMAPUR, Jan 10 � The Nagaland Garo Tribal Council (NGTC) and the Garo Students� Union, Nagaland Zone at an emergency meeting has appealed for immediate stop to the ongoing clashes between the Garos and Rabhas along Assam-Meghalaya border for the sake of future generations of both the communities.
The meeting held at Naharbari village here on Saturday described the clash as �most unfortunate and mutually damaging� and said both the Garos and Rabhas are of same ethnic origin who can march forward unitedly and with cooperation in every field of development, be it educational, economic and political.
�At this juncture, we should not pay any heed to any instigation against each other from any quarter, as it will be harmful and self degrading to both the tribes,� NGTC said in a release.
The Garo community, Dimapur has also fervently urged all the elders, student leaders and intellectuals of both the tribes to take prompt steps to bring about normalcy and permanent peace between the two tribes.
The meeting further resolved to make an appeal through the media to the State Governments of Assam and Meghalaya to make all out efforts to contain this �shameful and self-degrading ethnic clashes� between the two same ethnic origin tribes immediately.