Meghalaya Police: Will prevent GNLA from reviving itself

SHILLONG, Sep 3: The Meghalaya police today said that it will do whatever it takes to prevent the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) from reviving itself.

“If this is true we will not take it lightly but we will try and prevent it,” O Passi, Deputy IGP, Western Range said.

It may be mentioned that on Sunday, this website had reported that some aggrieved militants of the GNLA, who had earlier surrendered has returned to the jungle.

Passi also said that the report of surrendered GNLA trying to regroup and take up arms again, will have to be verified.

He also admitted that it was true that there are certain grievances of the surrenedred GNLA militants since some of them are yet to get the rehabilitation package.

On Sunday, a surrendered GNLA cadre told this website that he regretted for surrendering, since the government had abandoned them.

He alleged that the government had initiated steps to provide the rehabilitation package only to few surrendered GNLA cadres, while others were neglected.

One among the surrendered cadre said: “We have been totally short-changed, marginalised and abandoned.”

He also added, “We are fed up with the present situation. Since nothing is done to end our sufferings, we are going back to the jungle.”

According to him, there were around 45 cadres who had already went back to the jungle to take up arms since the government did not provide the one-time financial package to sustain themselves and their family through trade or other activities.





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