As the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into force this week, the A'chik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) and other NGOs from the Garo Hills region have decided to hold a cultural display in Tura to oppose CAA.
The protest will take place in Tura town on January 21, and will also drive the demand of the NGOs to enforce the state's Inner Line Permit (ILP).
The cultural protest on January 21 will be theme' No CAA, Yes ILP' and will coincide with the Meghalaya Day observation.
According to the NGO update, the protest will kick off with an awareness campaign on CAA's ill effects at Tura Bazar to be preceded by a' Torch March' to William Point, Hawakhana where the cultural protest will be held.
The cultural protest will see performances by various Garo Hills artists as a show of opposition to the CAA, and demanding ILP in the state. Other Garo Hills non-governmental organizations like NESO, GSU, ADE and FKJGP will join the protest.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-01-17 3:32 PM