Shillong, Jan 31: About thousand people on Tuesday joined hand in the peace march organized by Hynniewtrep Welfare Association (HTWA), West Garo Hills, Tura with the support of all the other organizations demanding the safe and early release of the two abducted MeECL engineers, B Majaw and A Pohthmi.
United Christian Peace Forum (UCPF), Garo Hills Sentinel for Human Rights (GHSHR), mothersâ€™ union, Central Puja Committee (CPC), MeECL employees, and students participated in this rally.
Prior of the rally, a meeting was also held in Chandmary ground chaired by Shirleen Beddoe where she appealed to GNLA to release the two Khasi engineers at the earliest.
Pastor Weterfied R Marak led the procession with the prayer and President HTWA, John Lyngdoh, handed over the memorandum to Chief Minister through the officiating Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Ronald Sangma.
The rally marched from Chandmary via Ringrey, hawakhana, Tura bazaar, DC Park and culminated at the DC office.
Meanwhile, President HTWA expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming response from all the different organizations, unions, clubs, forums, school and college students and individuals from all the different communities in Tura and from Williamnagar and Baghmara who joined the Peace March to express their solidarity with the organization in demanding early and safe release of the abducted MeECL officials.
Interestingly, the Garo Studentsâ€™ Union (GSU) was missing from the peace march.
Being one of the prominent organizations from Garo Hills, GSU has lately been under severe criticism for having alleged links with the GNLA, especially some of the leaders were caught with demand notes meant for the outfit.