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Garo NGOs refuse to pay compensation
Correspondent TURA (MEGHALAYA), JUN 29 (NPN):
Published on 30 Jun. 2010 12:10 AM IST
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In connection with the recent court order slapping Rs 50 lakh damage to Garo NGOs, the representatives of students and social organizations in Garo Hills have decided to approach the Gauhati High Court while refusing to accept the judgment of the district court.
“We are not going to pay the fifty lakh sum and instead we will be approaching the Gauhati High Court in a week’s time,” said Youth Development and Vigilance Committee (South Garo Hills) president Asith N Sangma.
In the grueling three-year legal battle in the district civil court at Tura, Youth Development and Vigilance Committee (South Garo Hills) president Asith N Sangma and Southern Youth and Cultural Organization general secretary Chingchang D Sangma were both named as the defendants on behalf of the other organizations. The other three organizations included the Garo Students’ Union (Southern Zone) Mothers’ Union of Baghmara, and the Garo Students’ Union (Nangalbibra).
The Garo NGOs have argued that the verdict was taken without proper hearing. “There was no summons and no argument took place in court because time and again the Magistrate under whom the case fell was either busy or had been transferred before the hearing,” alleged Chinchang D Sangma.
However, the NGOs had earlier filed an appeal at Gauhati High Court (Shillong Bench) but their plea was rejected subsequently.
In fact, the district court ruling has clearly stated that the organisations failed to file a written statement and submit necessary documents against the plaintiff despite being granted an extended time. “Instead, they continued filing several applications and even after the lapse of three years they failed to defend themselves by filing the written statement and hence as per Order VIII Rule 10 CPC, the plaintiff (Santosh R Marak) is entitled to a Decree for the sum prayed for,” the district court order stated.

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