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Plea for new home for CRPF

Tura, July 22: A conglomeration of civil society organisations in the South Garo Hills has sought the district administration's intervention to provide an alternative place for the CRPF, occupying the property of Capt. Williamson Memorial College at Baghmara.

The civil bodies included Garo Students' Union (GSU) Southern Zone, Federation of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Association for Democracy and Environment (ADE) and Baghmara Citizens' Forum (BCF).

In a release issued here today, the organisations said they have apprised South Garo Hills deputy commissioner S.N. Marak about the issue in their meeting on July 20.

For about 10 years now, the CRPF is occupying the college.

The organisations have urged the administration to provide a suitable accommodation for the troops. "The space can be used by the college as a girls' hostel," said Chuba Marak, president of GSU southern zone.

The civil bodies have also apprised the deputy commissioner on the water pipeline connection on the Rompa bridge and Simsang bridge by the PHE department at Baghmara town.

"We have urged the deputy commissioner to find a solution to remove the pipeline from the bridge. This is creating inconvenience to the pedestrians and also a hindrance to the beautification of the bridge," Marak added.

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