The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya witnessed unrest throughout 2014 with militant groups fighting a turf war over creation of separate homelands besides being pounded by floods but a peace pact signed with two outfits provided a glimmer of hope in the northeastern state.
Security in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region has been beefed up ahead the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju tomorrow, an official said on Tuesday.
Security in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region has been beefed up ahead the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday, an official said on Tuesday.
Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said there should be better and faster coordination between the central and state agencies in handling floods, besides strengthening of disaster forces.
After doing an aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhubri districts in Assam, Rijiju said "firstly, the information of the forecast and dissemination of impending danger or natural disaster or calamity should reach faster to the states and ground level officials. That we will ensure. Secondly, we need to strengthen our forces."
Political parties in Meghalaya on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include other active militant groups in the tripartite peace pact signed with two militant organisations to bring permanent peace in the state's Garo Hills.
At least seven persons were reported killed in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district today after heavy rains lashed the area inundating over 100 villages and affecting over one lakh people, officials said.
Meghalaya's proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Friday threatened to carry out serial blasts in the Garo Hills region in protest against Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's decision to intensify counter insurgency operations there.
Five militants have been killed in the past 24 hours in the insurgency-ridden Garo Hills region in Meghalaya, including two ASAK militants killed in North Garo Hills bordering Assam, a top police official said.
The NDA government Wednesday warned the Congress government in Meghalaya over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state`s Garo Hills region where rebels shot dead a tribal woman in front of her children.
The final peace accord with the A`chik National Volunteer Council in Meghalaya`s Garo Hills is likely to be finalised after the formation of a new government at the centre, a Home Ministry official said.