Catholic run schools and colleges from all over Garo Hills on February 20 remained closed as a mark of protest and condemnation against the frequent attacks on Catholic Parishes and institutions, by miscreants in some days ago. The shutdown protest was also aimed at demanding from concerned authorities the immediate arrests of the culprits.
As many as 100 schools and all colleges run by Catholic missionaries in Garo Hills including those under Don Bosco and the Loyola College at William Nagar remained shut on the day to show their unity in condemning the incidents.
Other schools like the Educere School in Williamnagar also closed down for the day to show solidarity. Schools along the road from Dadeng to Phulbari, Rongreng Model School and the Chidekgre Robinus T Sangma School also cooperated with the protest and remained closed.