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SGBG calls for end to war memorial controversy

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 18 - Seeking to end the controversy over the war memorial on the Dighalipukhuri bank through mutual understanding, the Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today said that while initiating any public work, the people have to be taken into confidence.

In a statement here, the organisation said that since 80 per cent work of the war memorial has already been completed, the controversy must now end in the greater interest of the people.

On the other hand, the SGBG also cautioned the party involved in the construction process to generate public opinion before starting any public work in the future and take necessary permission from the authorities concerned.

The NGO also expressed concern over the activities on the southern and western sides of the pond, which have been vitiating the atmosphere surrounding the historic Dighalipukhuri. �A restaurant by the Tourism Department on the western side is completely destroying the serene ambience of the pond, and it must be closed down as soon as possible,� added the statement.

The organisation also demanded reopening of the road on the southern side of Dighalipukhuri for transportation.

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