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State government against AFSPA implementation in Garo Hills

SHILLONG:  The state government is in favour of strengthening the existing forces to tackle militancy as it is averse to the implementation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Garo Hills.
In this regard, both the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Home Minister Roshan Warjri will meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi shortly, sources said on Monday
The senior government and police officials will also accompany them to Delhi, sources added.
A high-level meeting was convened by the Chief Minister on Monday evening to discuss the recent direction of the Full bench of the High Court of Meghalaya to the Centre to consider enforcing AFSPA.
Earlier in the day, Chief Secretary Barkos Warjri also convened a separate meeting to discuss the matter.
Sources added that the high level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister  felt that there is a need to urge the Centre to deploy additional forces to assist the state police in tackling the law and order situation in Garo Hills.
The meeting also suggested the need to motivate the state police forces to work hard  besides bringing in additional central para-military forces to contain the situation in Garo Hills.    A suggestion was also made to carry out more recruitments in state police force besides acquiring more equipments, sources added.
The meeting, while assessing the ground situation, has also discussed the achievements made by the police in controlling militancy in Garo Hills.

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