Govt urged to deliver justice
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: While supporting the proposed bandh call given by All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (ARSU) of West Kameng district from 8th August 2011 within the Hrusso (Aka) and Sajolang (Miji) areas of East and West Kameng district in protest against failure of the authorities to give justice, the All Hrusso (Aka) Socio Culture Society (AHSCS), Sajolang (Miji) Elite Society (SES), the apex body of both the tribes has appealed to the state Govt. to fulfill the demands which include immediate ban on publication of book by the GGL publication, legal action against the publication for spreading wrong information in the name of knowledge. They further said that GGL Publication should beg public apology for publishing wrong information.
In a memorandum to the CM, the Society appealed him to intervene and deliver justice. It threatened to launch phase wise democratic movement until the justice is delivered.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Passang Darge, Honio Tapo and Bolin Ch. Hazarika have been appointed
as President, vice president and general secretary respectively of West Kameng District
Unit of All India Central Para Military Forces Ex-
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Dawa Sarai and Lobsang Genchen have been appointed as vice president and general secretary of West Kameng district unit of the All India Quami Ekta Committee.
ACCYWA team visits landslide affected area
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: A team of All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) today visited the various landslide affected areas of the Capital region and expressed grave concern over the problems faced by the people.
The roads in Itanagar, especially sector roads, were totally damaged to the prolonged rain in the last two months, the association said.
Welcoming the announcement to release fund for renovation of the capital roads, it appealed to the CM as well as PWD Minister to quickly deal with the deplorable conditions of the roads.
Further, the union urged, especially to the home department, for immediate installation Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at various place of Capital Complex from Banderdewa to Holongi. This will not only help the people at the time of emergencies like landslide, road accident but also very useful in maintaining and law & order problem, it added.
Road link snapped
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Khosaso, Pakke-
ASM informed that Seppa-
Consultancy fees to be minimized
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum in a release said that all private educational/career consulting agents from outside operating in capital region have agreed to reduce consultancy fees to Rs 5000.
It also appealed to the parent and students to cooperate with the forum to check fake consultant agent and urged the higher and technical education department to give proper guidance to those students who got admission in aboard private agents.
Landslide victims demand relief
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Paktam Colony Welfare Committee claimed that due to heavy rainfall and bad drainage system the main road from “O” point Jullang road to Rinchang Nallah Jullang at Raktam colony and SPT residence of Nguri Tallum and others were damaged.
The committee appealed to the concerned authority to provide one more JCB to clear the landslide and also urged the state government to provide relief fund to the victims.
Govt. decision on bandh welcomed
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: All Capital Complex Citizen Tribal Right Forum (ACCCTRF) welcomed the State Govt’s decision to strictly deal with the bandh culture.
The Chief Minister said that the state Govt. will follow Supreme Court order while dealing with bandh call culture.
Supreme Court has banned bandh and has declared it illegal.
It also appreciated All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU)’s statement that the district problems should not be brought to Capital Complex. Instead, it should be solved at their own respective district.
Review meeting on fisheries development
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: A two-
Seminar on cancer
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Guwahati is organizing a two days seminar on head and neck cancer on November 27 and 28 next.
The interested Doctors of North East who wants to participate in the seminar may contact NE Cancer Hospital Amrigog, Jorabat, Guwahati.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The electrification of newly created Jami-
The Executive Engineer (E) Capital Electrical Division, Department of Power cautioned that no attempt should be made by anyone to climb the poles or touch the overhead conductors or any electrical equipment connected therewith directly or indirectly.
The department of power shall not be responsible in any way the consequences and losses thereof.
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 5: Nature continued its fury affecting the Captial Complex and leaving a trail of devastation.
Wondering whether nature has decided to release all its fury on Arunachal, particularly the capital, local MLA Techi Kaso along with deputy commissioner Bokar Basar and engineers shuttled from one spot to another to take stock of the situation.
Kaso said the NH-
The Papu Nallah-
Expressing appreciation for Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin’s announcement to release
The called upon all the residents to be on alert against natural calamities, and advised those living in unsafe areas, particularly along the river banks, to shift to safer places.
Nature is teaching lessons to everyone through its rage, the legislator said, adding that most of the problems are human activities such as blocking of drainages, random land cutting, dumping of sand and boulders whimsically and building houses in unsafe places.
“Don’t play with nature and environment if you want to live safely,” Kaso cautioned. “If we torture nature, we cannot escape its anger.”
ITANAGAR Aug 5: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin took stock of the Banderdewa – Itanagar road which got disrupted since this morning following heavy downpour since last night. A portion of the road near Lekhi village was totally washed away by the gushing water resulting complete halt of the traffic movement.
The Chief Minister directed the concern engineers to immediately place their men and material to make the road through. However, by the time the CM had visited the spot, the work on restoration of the road was going on full swing. The road was expected to be opened for vehicular movement by late this evening. Gamlin was accompanied by his Principal Advisor Kiren Rijiju during the visit.
Meanwhile, the road link has been restored from Banderdewa side.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Roads to border areas should primarily be treated as development
projects and benefits to defence forces are only supplementary, said Arunachal Pradesh
Governor Gen JJ Singh, when General Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Army
Command, Lt Gen Bikram Singh called on the Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here
today. Governor asked the Army Commander to ensure early completion of the repair
and maintenance works of Tawang-
The Governor and GOC-
Sharing his concern on the Law and Order problems in Tirap and Changlang districts with Lt Gen Singh, Governor asked the Army Commander to ensure early deployment of the sanctioned Brigade at Khonsa.
While referring to surrender of several misguided youths in the recent months, including the three cadres from NSCN (K) on August 4 last, Gen Singh asked the army to provide vocational training to them. Such initiative will help these youth stand on their feet and ultimately get absorbed back into the mainstream society, he pointed.
Commending the Eastern Army Command for their professionalism and proactive role in taking care of the strategic requirement of the Frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh, Governor emphasized taking up of more Operation Sadbhavana projects through out the State by the Army.
Lt Gen Bikram Singh assured the Governor that he would take up a case with Ministry of Defence for financing the land acquisition cost for company locations of Arunachal Scouts.
Addressing the Former Army Chief as a ‘Soldier-
The Army Commander also assured his best cooperation to be partners in the development process of the State and the Region.
The GOC in C by accompanied 4 Corps General Officer Commanding, Lt Gen Shakti Gurung.
Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was also present in the meeting. PRO to Governor.
ITANAGAR Aug 5: Lt. General Vikram Singh, GOC-
During the 20 minutes long meeting, various issues pertaining to security, Arunachal Scouts, civic actions land acquisition for raising two Division of Army etc. were discussed.
Gamlin while insisting the Army to make good use of civic funds provided for development of border area, opined to include the village people and Panchayat members for success of the Samaritan. Army should also make use of the defence fund for repair and maintenance of strategic porter tracks, foot suspension bridges and log bridges in the border area which is equally used both by the army as well as the local people, since State Government is facing resource crunch. The helipads and other infrastructure built by the Army should also be allowed to be used by the civilians.
The Chief Minister while assuring all possible assistance from the state government’s end on land acquisition for Army said he has already issued directives to the concern Deputy Commissioners to expedite the process.
Gamlin extended his gratitude to the Army for realizing the Arunachal Scouts dream and hoped that more and more local youths could be recruited in Army, Airforce and Navy in the days to come. He requested the general to consider giving more emphasis on the local youths of the state in context to recruitment of Army personnel in the state.
General Singh on assuring to take up the request of the chief minister on priority said that Army had been doing various local area development programmes in the border areas. “We have been encouraging locals to take up horticulture, agriculture and dairy farm units so that the produce could be effectively marketed to huge army establishment located in the State itself”, the general informed. “We are ensuring that the people get more benefit due to the presence of Army” the General said.
General Singh further disclosed that creating ALGs in the interior outposts in order facilitate the Army and civil populace in the hour of communication crack down has already been initiated. He viewed that the state of Arunachal Pradesh has very tough terrains and the added heavy monsoon damages the surface communication creating havoc to the Army and the civilians. If ALGs are built in interior border blocks, at least a means of communication would be created. Gamlin agreeing with the General asked him to expedite the matter and assured to extend all possible help from the state’s end.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Environment and Forest Miister Setong Sena stressed the need for
preservation and protection of forest and wildlife which is interlinked with the
tradition and socio-
Flora and fauna is integral part of tribal society and this co-
He gave emphasis on creation of Tiger Protection Force for Namdapha Tiger Reserve and the issue was taken up by him with the Union Minister of State (E & F) at Delhi, he said.
The minister informed about the present global environmental scenario and its related issues, rules and regulations.
He appealed to the Lisu people who had encroached core area of Namdapha National Park to avail the packages given by the Govt. of India for their rehabilitation outside the Tiger Reserve.
He advised the Department of Environment and Forests to convene a meeting with the
PCCF and Principal Secretary (E & F), the PCCF (WL & BD) & CF and Field Director,
Namdapha Tiger Reserve to discuss and formulate Projects on Eco-
He further informed that there is a possibility of reviving Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited (APFC Ltd). Tea and Rubber plantations can be taken up in Arunachal Pradesh successfully wherein APFC Ltd. can play as facilitator. He also visited Miao Mini Zoo, Wildlife Museum and the then DFO, Kamlang W/L Sanctuary Division office building.
During his visit to the museum and zoo, he expressed his happiness and suggested
to have a good forest rest house at Miao with all facilities for preserving museum
specimens. Kamlung Mosang, MLA and chairman, APMDTC Ltd of Miao emphasized to increase
B.S.Sajawam, IFS PCCF & Prin.Secy(E & F) expressed his happiness about the review
meeting. He felt urgency for construction of Range Office and Frontline staff quarter
at Gandhigram and advised to submit the proposal immediately for making fund available
either from TFC or CAMPA during 2011-
During the maiden visit of Setong Sena, Hon’ble Minister Power, Environment & Forests & Parliamentary Affairs to Miao and Kharsang on 3rd & 4th Aug/2011 was accompanied by B.S.Sajawan, IFS, PCCF & Principal Secretary(E &F), G.N.Sinha, IFS,Addl.PCCF & MD APFC Ltd, along with several other officers.
A Meeting was convened to review the various activities on Forestry and Wildlife including APFC Ltd and problems being faced by the Forest Divisions and a thorough discussion was also held on the activities of Namdapha Tiger Project.
ZPM Chairperson Junpo Jugli, Yogesh, CCF, Tezu, R.S Prasanth, CCF, Deomali, S.J.Jongsam, CF and Field Director, and Public Leaders of Changlang district were also present.
CHANGLANG, Aug 5 : Home Minister Takar Marde reassured the people of Changlang and Tirap that the State Govt. under no circumstance would compromise with territorial intigrity of the two districts.
The Home Minister, who wound up his five-
The HM said that there never existed any political party in the name of Naga Peoples Party of Arunachal. We have nothing against the Naga brethren. We have the due respect and regards for the brothers and sisters of Nagaland. But any attempt to float such regional political party is unacceptable, he said.
He appealed to those divisive forces to refrain from such activities, advised not to mingle cultural affinity with other state at the cost of security and integrity of the state.
During the tour, memorandums were submitted demanding numerous developmental schemes. The minister assured to address the genuine grievances after consultation with local MLAs and ministers concerned.
Forest & Environment Minister Setong Sena, appreciated the bold steps taken up by the Home Minister to contain the vexed UG/Insurgency menace and the opportunities thrown for the unemployed youths of Changlang and Tirap district. He critically analyzed and said, the people of this two district lacking awareness in the field of education and other economic sustainable activities. He said that only five or six person have qualified in APCS and other allied service from this district so far whereas eleven persons from the Apatani community alone qualify in Combined Competitive Examination in a single year. He appealed parent to send their children to school to match with the present competitive world, he Said, during a meeting at Jairampur and Miao. K. Mossang, MLA and Chairman, Mineral and Mining Development Cooperation, said the Home Minister’s visit to Changlang and Tirap would definitely yield positive result in improving security scenario.
In a similar meeting at Bordumsa and Diyun the Art & Culture, Handloom and Handicraft, Parliamentary Secretary CC Singpho, informed the Bordumsa and Diyun Assembly Constituency is the only General Assembly constituency of Arunachal Pradesh where ten different community with different language, religion and customs living happily by maintaining communal harmony and cooperation with each other.
While highlighting the educational problems, he requested for up-
Opak Gao, Dy. Commissioner, Changlang, speaking on the occasion at Diyun, said the visit of Home Minister is vital for the State and National Level to make policies and programmers and also in tackling the administrative and other problems. The visit would serve as a strong moral booster for Govt. employee and inspire the people in general of Tirap and Changlang and instill and sense of security among people.
The Home, RD & PR Minister also inspected all the police stations and asked the police personnel to maintain discipline and shoulder their duties and responsibilities honestly. He also met the officers of Assam Rifle at Jairampur.
On the way to various circles inspected the completed RD Schemes like, MGNREGS, IAY, Hariyali and SGSY, explained by Project Director DRDA, Changlang, Manik Bui. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: A delegation led by 6 Thrizino-
The aggrieved delegation submitted a 3-
Meanwhile, 6 Thrizino-
The delegation comprised of All Hrusso (Aka) Socio-
On 2nd August last, the All Hrusso (Aka) Students Union and Sajolang Elite Society had jointly proposed a 48 hours bandh call on 8th August in Aka and Miji belt (Bhalukpong, Bana, Nafra, Buragaon, Thrizino, Jamiri).
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: United Siang Progressive Alliance (USPA) has demanded the President of India, Supreme Court of India and the PMO to depute a high level team to take stock of the recent eviction drive conducted by the East Siang district administration in Pasighat town where hundreds of thousands of people were rendered homeless.
It alleged that the district magistrate and the DFO, in the name of eviction, meted out inhumane atrocities to the public besides inflicting grievous injuries to many protestors by lobbing tear gas and explosives, said USPA in a release.
Further, the act of imposing 144 CrPC for more than a week fearing security breach in such minor case amounts to violation of Constitutional rights of citizens, it said.
It alleged that some officers and influential persons have been spared from the eviction drive while the ordinary people, who were evicted, have not been provided shelter till date as per rule.
It further alleged that Bulldozer operators were manhandled by the DM during eviction drive when they refused to destroy houses and the video clips of the incident were also seized from the media persons by the DM.
The FIR lodged against the accused officials at Pasighat Police station has not been registered by the OC till today, USPA said.
Meanwhile, the Anti Eviction Drives meeting held yesterday at Pasighat ended with
no resolution following disruption of the meeting by some anti-
The Alliance further said that the next anti-
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) made a successful
participation in the three-
The 7th edition of the Expo that saw wide participation from various States across the country in which Arunachal Pradesh was represented by Talo Muri, the Information & Publicity Officer, APEDA.
During the Expo, APEDA showcased its achievement in different forms like pamphlets, booklets, slogans and documentary film to reach out to the visitors, coming in good numbers on all three days.
Apart from this, the IPO said, the thousands of viewers were also moved by the catchy slogans of APEDA.
To have made APEDA’s participation in New Delhi Expo, T Muri extended his heart-
He also mentioned highly of Ramakant Goswami, Minister of Labour, Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi, who visited the APEDA stall on the concluding day of the Expo, had a word of praise or two for showcasing its achievements.
The IPO further added that APEDA received a rousing response during the Expo that
saw more than two lakh visitors during the three-
Last but not the least, he conveyed his hearty thanks to the DRC, Govt of AP, New
Delhi, Keshang Murup Damo for extending all support to APEDA with man-
PASIGHAT, Aug 5: Training on Agricultural Census 2010 of East Siang was held at Pasighat
in the DAO’s Office on August 3 last. ADOs and AFAs of 26 villages, who were selected
randomly from five block of East Siang namely Pasighat, Ruksin, Mebo, Nari-
Speaking on the occasion, Ojong Yomso, DAO stressed on the importance of the training. He exhorted all to take the training seriously and carry out their duties with sincerity and dedication. Factual and real dates and statistics should be fed, so that proper planning can be made, he said.
He informed that, Agricultural Census forms the part of a broader system of collection of the Agricultural Statistics. It is a large scale statistical operation for collection and derivation of ‘quanta Tim’ information about the structure of Agriculture in the country.
The main objectives of the Agricultural Census are, to describe agricultural structure
and related characteristics of agriculture by providing statistical data on operational
holdings including land utilization, live-
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: While condemning the alleged assault on a youth by the jawans on patrolling duty at D sector near I G Park on Aug 2 last, the Global Human Rights Organization has appealed to the home minister to initiate a departmental enquiry into the incident and give exemplary punishment to the erring personnel.
One Hugnya Basar yesterday claimed that he was mercilessly beaten by jawans on patrolling duty on national highway near I G park, D sector on Aug 2 without any valid reason.
Terming the alleged brutal act of jawans as unfortunate and uncalled for, the GHRO said it is a great injustice and violation of human rights. It appealed to the police department to look into the matter and take measures to check indiscipline among the personnel. The Rights Organization further appealed to the state Govt to provide financial assistance to Basar for his medical treatment who received head and face injuries.
Meanwhile, the GHRO lauded the prompt action of the Likabali police team headed by officer in charge T. Wage for arresting three alleged accused behind killing of one Md. Asor Ali, a taxi driver and urged upon the law enforcement authority to punish the culprits involved in heinous crime as per provision of law.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The All Bogong Students’ Union (ABSU), a premier student’s organization of Pasighat, has decided to call its 1st Phase of 24 hours Pasighat bandh on Aug 9 in support of its memorandum submitted to the office of state Chief Secretary on dated July 28.
The essential services like ambulance, milk van, pharmacies, para-
The union in its memorandum had requested the state government not to affect transfer of the present East Siang Deputy Commissioners and other officials involve in the eviction drive in Pasighat. The union claimed that present DC is being transferred out of the district headquarter under political compulsion.
Shifting out of the DC in the midst of eviction drive will have an adverse impact in the mindset of law abiding citizen of Pasighat, encourage the land grabbers and derail the whole process, said the union. Taking a dig at the local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram, the union said ‘it’s disheartening to note that in spite of our repeated submission and fully knowing the ground reality, his effort has been half hearted.
Meanwhile, the union claimed that people evicted on 1 phase of eviction drive in a meeting held at Pasigaht yesterday endorsed total eviction drive in the district headquarter irrespective of any status, and political affiliation. The government land should be used for general development, the union opined.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Anchal Samity member (ASM) of Komsing village in East Siang district
has appealed to the Chief Minister to drop the Pangin-
Referring to his earlier letter written to the Chief Minister on May 12 last, the ASM in a fresh petition to the CM resented that so far the authorities failed to take any action despite his request for constitution of a high power independent enquiry committee for spot verification on the misuse of MLA fund.
ASM Tajing Taki in a memorandum to the CM on May 12 said that out of Rs 20 lakh
allocated to water resource division, Pasighat during 2005-
ANINI, Aug 5: Dibang Valley District is moving on to attain the status of e-
For this, a five days free training on “Pay Roll Software” was successfully conducted at NIC here. The training was imparted to the employees dealing with account section of all the major deptt. of the district.
As a result of which, all the major departments are all set to implement the “Pay
Roll Software” in their respective deptt. by next month. This will reduce the time
for the whole process of bill preparation to one-
Abu Tayeng, deputy commissioner participating in the concluding day of the five-
DIO Rajendra Prasad describing the training as successful one thanked the DC for his constant guidance and support in conduction of various Information Technology related programme. Prasad also informed that NIC can be approached anytime to render support to any ICT related initiative or may seek help for any ICT related problems. DIPRO
Dr. Boni Amin Laskar
In India, many religious and cultural beliefs have been associated with conservation
of Wildlife. Contribution of Idu-
The people of Idu-
But, the Idu-
The restricted animals mainly include tiger, hoolock gibbon, dear, wild bear, monkey, and some birds. Among the other wild animals, tiger is most respectable to them and considered as their elder brother. Nobody kills tiger any way. Killing of tiger is a great sin to them. The impositions according to Igu Mrahba in killing the wild animals include restrictions in eating some delicious items like wild mushrooms and many, followed by other categories of family restriction for five nights.
The rule is same for the hunter and the other who eat the hunted animal. If someone
inadvertently kill the tiger, he cannot go to his own home or the others house before
the completion of “asho aangni” (restriction period) for five nights. During the
time he should have to stay in jungle and have to cook his own food there. At first
an ‘Igu’ (traditional priest) will go with the hunter to the spot where the tiger
is laying dead, he will do “ama-
Hoolock gibbon is now-
Hence, it is imperative that the local indigenous beliefs as the case described for
My special concern is Mahseer fish conservation in Northeast India. It is my earnest
thanks to The Rufford Foundation (London) who has granted my work in Northeast India.
In my earlier article in this newspaper http://www.scienceandculture-
There were many cases of poisoning in river last year in various places of Northeast; the vulnerable period was between November to February. The poisoning in water always claims loss of biotic life from a water body. In the aforesaid area in Lower Dibang Valley, the issue of water poisoning for fish harvest was also found existing which need to be checked for the better growth of aquatic biota in general and mahseer fish stock in particular.
(The writer is Post Doctoral Fellow (DBT) & RSG (London) recipient, Department of
Biotechnology, Assam University, Silchar-
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: A coordination meeting of the staff, school managing committee (SMC), parents and public was held at Govt Middle school, Joru under Palin circle in Kurung Kumey district on Aug 3 last.
The meeting was presided over by the ASM cum chairman of the SMC Heri Kaha.
Addressing the house, the school headmaster Tarak Johny highlighted various problems being faced by the students, staff and school as a whole.
The meeting observed that the institution runs its administration without any aid or grant from the Govt since last two years. Moreover, as the students are deprived of stipends, ASM, staff, parents and volunteers are jointly running the hostels for last three years.
However, the ASM cum chairman donated ration items with an amount of Rs 10,000 for running the hostel during the current academic year. The ASM also donated a hefty amount for school administration. Observing the pathetic condition of the teachers and students of the school, the president of the All Heri Youth Welfare Association (AHYWA) assured to extend all possible support in years to come.
After discussion threadbare, the members of the house appealed to the Govt to sanction fund for construction of teachers quarters, hostels for boys and girls with proper sanitary facilities and besides posting of teachers and provision of the yearly grant and aid as permissible. The meeting also modified rules and regulation of the management committee for affective function of the school.
A social service was also conducted next day of the meeting in the school compound and a farewell ceremony was also organized in honour of the outgoing AT teacher Heri Yabang who was transferred somewhere.
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has appealed to the concern authorities to take immediate step for renovation of the village road and bridge which connects the Chemi village with Capital complex via Ganga village.
The Union in a release today said that Dokhoso bridge on the said village road which was constructed by the PWD in 2008 is on the verge of collapse due to soil erosion followed by heavy down pour yesterday night. Stating that the rain water washed away the road at the bridge point, the Union said the villagers, particularly the school going children will face innumerable problems if the road is not renovated at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the Union also appealed to the health department to take all precautionary measure to contain any possible outbreak of water born disease in the district during rainy season. It claimed that diseases like diarrhea, malaria, cholera, and jaundice surface during rainy season in interior area of the district and sometimes the students and rural people become the victims of the disease, the union said and appealed to the health department to issue directives to subordinate health authorities to make available sufficient medicines in health centre to contain outbreak of such diseases.
Bandh call is a extreme weapon in a democratic country
All Arunachalees at last may be happy to know about the awakening of our respected
Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlinji and that he is concerned about the people's concern
While Centre is playing with the sentiment of people of the country here in Arunachal Pradesh our leaders are also ignoring the people who voted them to power as their representative for development of the state.
Chief Minister who was expected to share the pains and agonies of the people, is keeping mum and paying no heed to peoples' voice against corruption and tainted leaders. From the statement appeared in local dailies on August 5, it seems that our HCM hilariously made meaningless remarks against the people by threatening to take action against organizations resorting to bandh calls. He is strangulating democracy by snatching the people's constitutional right to rise against corruption. When a government does not pay heed to the public grievances people are left with no option but to resort to various democratic movements like a bandh call. Among the various democratic means band call is one of the extreme weapons for the people in our country.
There is constitutional provision to resort to peaceful band call or strike and here civil society is rather cooperating with the CM by raising the voice against tainted people so that government could react to check the illegalities and remove tainted ministers and officers. But his remarks in the media purported his dictatorship attitude towards the ordinary citizen who want a peaceful, and corruption free society.
The ARTIAF submitted several memorandums along with full proof and evidences against a minister and others, but the CM has not yet taken any action against the accused minister and others nor he clarified his position on the accusations. People cannot expect any good things from this type of leadership.
The CM should have ordered CBI inquiry into the heinous crime like planting of grenade and pistol in the vehicle of a RTI activist instead of defending the accused and threatening people not to raise their voice against wrongdoers.
Now a days it is seen that the government and ministers are misusing the judiciary in absence of a separate judiciary. We now need a strong Lok Ayukta bringing the Chief Minister and other Ministers and high officials under its ambit.
I appeal to all the youths and intellectuals and democratic organizations to be united and continue fight against corruption. RTI activists are not afraid of open threatening by the Chief Minister. His attitude towards these serious issues shows that he wants to run this government by dictatorship and oppression.
The other side of development
I would like to draw the attention of the state Govt particularly the education department regarding loss of 5 beautiful buildings of Govt Hr Secondary School Nampong of Changlang District.
There is massive earth cutting for Trans Arunachal highway road works by Valecha Company from Lalpool to Manmao Changlang Road, NH road from Jairampur to Pangsau Pass bordering Myanmar and NEC road cutting by some other companies from Margherita to Changlang, which are clear indication of rapid road communication development in Changlang district followed by many PMGSY roads. people from various sections of the society in the district must appreciate the elected legislator of Nampong/Jairampur/Manmao Assembly Constituency and MLA Changlang Headquarter for bringing this kind of development in this area.
On the other hand, the contractor/company which took up the tender works have never assessed the climate/weather condition of the area. They have started work in wrong season just before monsoon starts. They engaged numbers of Volvo, L and T, JCB, Dumper, Tractor, Grader, Roller, Bull Dodger and what not for cutting down big trees/buildings/soil etc. and done a lot, but they forgot to dig drains throughout all the length of new cutting area which causes havoc to nearby roadside villages, Govt establishments, bazaar area.
In the process, the one RCC two years old Library building, 2 numbers of Type -
Hence, my appeal to Govt is that after losing of 5 beautiful buildings, the authority of Govt Hr Seconday School Nampong is facing acute shortage of staff quarters to accommodate teaching and non teaching staff as some of them are temporarily shelter in Class room converted quarters, but neither Valecha Company nor Govt is providing any of compensation against the lost due to the reason unknown to us.
Tomi Doke Lendo
Govt Hr Secondary School,
The neglected road
I would like to share my grievances regarding the dilapidated road condition of Jully. Jully, which is one of the most important villages in terms of its geographical location in capital complex, is neglected by the state Govt. The most of the Govt infrastructure like the central jail, commandant IRBn, many private and govt. Schools, including Don Bosco College are situated in Jully. But the pathetic road condition from Itanagar to Jully poses a threat to the students and general public.
Formation cutting of the road from Papu Nalla via Jully for construction of highway in the month of April also made the condition of road more horrible. After the recent heavy down pour, the road now turns into a small river.
Therefore, I would like to request the state Govt. especially local MLA, students bodies to look into the matter before it's too late.
Don Bosco College, Itanagar
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