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Agitation to settle row

Shillong, June 26: The People’s Movement, a group of citizens demanding an early settlement to the Meghalaya-Assam boundary row, today announced fresh agitation in the Khasi-Jaintia hills region.

Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, United Democratic Party legislator and leader of the movement, said on July 2 and 3 volunteers would be visiting colleges in the Khasi-Jaintia hills to pin black badges on students.

“We want the students to be aware of issues like the border imbroglio, and we also want to imbibe in them the spirit to be devoted to their community,” Basaiawmoit said. On June 30, the movement would organise a sit-in demonstration from 10am to 5pm at the Fire Brigade ground, Laitumkhrah, to express solidarity with Pynskhemlang Nongshlong, a 28-year-old youth from West Khasi Hills who will start his fast-unto-death at Langpih that day. On July 3, the group leaders will visit Langpih, where they will meet Nongshlong.


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