|Ex-militants demand rehab package|
TURA, Nov 17 - Disbanded ANVC (B) chief, Bernard N Marak once again continued the fight for the attainment of rehabilitation packages from the Meghalaya government with Marak writing to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mukul Sangma, seeking release of the packages as per the agreement inked when they completed disbandment procedures last year.
Writing on behalf of the Achik Matgrik Society, of which he is also the chairman, Marak sought immediate consideration in honour of the Agreed Text for Settlement (ATS). The ATS had been signed on the September 24, 2014. “The agreement assured us of a rehabilitation package upon joining the mainstream. We disbanded on December 15, 2014. We intend to remind you that it is now 14 months since we signed the agreement but we are yet to get any support from the government,” he wrote.