2011

October -  09

News Highlights

Orgs demand judicial enquiryinto Roing incident

MP, ALSU express concern

ITANAGAR, Oct 8:  MP Ninong Ering expressed his concern on the recent Roing incident.

He appealed all to put best efforts for immediate restoration of peace in the area.

Ering contacted the DC Roing Garima Gupta and SP Veenu Bansal to take stock of the situation. He advised them to maintain utmost restraint to tackle such situation and also appealed the senior citizens and local leaders to resolve issue amicably.

MP wishes for early recovery of the injured persons and assured immediate compensations from the government, reports DIPRO.

Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has strongly condemned Roing firing incident in which young students got seriously injured. While coming down heavily on district administration for their brutal act, ALSU demanded judicial enquiry into the incident, termination of magistrate and police personnel involve in firing, immediate suspension of Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner and superintendent of police. Union also urged government to provide compensation to all the victims.

Arunachal Pradesh Civil Liberties Organization has also condemned the Roing incident. Terming the incident as barbaric, organization stated that if law enforcing agency indulges in such gross human right violation, what would be the position of the civil citizen in the state. They also called state government to order impartial judicial enquiry into the incident and urged them to bear the medical expenses of all the victims.

The civil society organizations of the state  express strong exception to the police firing on students at Roing in Lower Dibang Valley that injured at least nine students and one citizen on October 5 night when the Durga puja celebration was at heights. The incident has again highlighted the growing cases of police atrocities on civilians in the state proving the administration’s utter disregard to basic human right, said  the Arunachal Citizens’ Right, Women Power Connect- Arunachal, Human Rights and Environment Law Network, Global Human Rights Organization and Nefa Indigenous Human Rights Organization in a joint press release.  

Whatever may be the reasons, opening fire on civilians holds no water in a civilized world, they said.   The civil society said that opening fire on unarmed students and kids is beyond consumption. This has been a case of complete failure on part of the district administration and the police authorities to tackle a situation. The Civil Society holds the Deputy Commissioner and superintendent of police morally responsible for the incident and demanded their immediate suspension along with the other police officials involved and the magistrate on duty. They further appealed the Govt for judicial enquiry committee headed by a sitting or retired judge into the incident and termination of  officials and punishment to them if found guilty. The government should bear the expenses of treatment of all those injured in the incident, the Civil Society said.

 

ANSU denounce ‘anti Nyishi Dignity Rally’

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) today denounced the “anti Nyishi Dignity Rally being planned at Itanagar by some unauthorized organizations and groups with vested interest”.

“It is surprising to know that some of unauthorised and vested interest group within Nyishi community is planning to organise anti Nyishi Dignity Rally  in Itanagar. Such kind of activities would not be tolerated since the people of the community have endorsed the movement on ToI issue by ANSU and NES during its two Dignity Rallies on September 13 and October 7 last”, ANSU said in a release.

We will not retreat and will carry forward our movement till the justice is delivered and the present CM resigns, ANSU said.

It appealed to the Nyishis to remain united and continue their fight for justice on the ToI issue.

“The on going movement is not against any particular community. It is against the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, who has failed to live upto Nyishi people’s expectation, ANSU said. It further clarified that the on-going movement is not politically motivated because ANSU has nothing to do with who will become the chief minister but said that “we don’t want incapable CM”.

Meanwhile,  Nyishi Elite Society (NES) in a release informed that police force, magistrate on duty, medical, pharmacy, ambulance, milk van, water supply, electricity, media and newspaper vendors are exempted from the purview of the proposed 36 hours bandh given by NES-ANSU in all the Nyishi inhabited districts viz East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey and Upper Subansiri on October 12 and 13.

 

Tawang DC  visits Jang sub-division, takes stock of development

TAWANG, Oct 8: The Deputy Commissioner Tawang Kemo Lollen visited Jang and Mukto circle today. He inspected Nuranang MHS and Mukto MHS SPA projects as a capacity of Chairman of DLMC and expressed satisfaction over the progress of work of above hydel projects.  

On the way to Mukto, he visited a local paper making unit. While appreciating the artisans on preserving the age old custom of paper making, he instructed BDO cum CO Mukto to take up schemes of local paper making under SGSY programmes of Rural Development.

 Earlier on Oct 3, DC made a surprise visit to Tsechu village. There he interacted with the villagers and took stock of their problems. The main issue being the non availability of Power, PDS items, school teachers, medical services, and anganwadi centre. He also inspected the recently taken up hydro power project at Tsechu by private power developer Energy Development Company Ltd along with CE Sang Phuntsok .After reaching Tawang, the DC instructed a team of officer comprising of ADC Jang, MO, jang, EE DHPD, CDPO Jang and Tawang and BDO to visit Tsechu on  Oct 11 for redressal of above problems.

He insisted on conducting a general health check-up camp at Tsechu during their tour. The DC also directed ADC Jang to assess the status of land acquisition by defense and para-military forces right from Khirmu to Tsechu.

Tsechu village is 130 kms away from the Tawang district Hq and located in the China border which is in the northeastern side of the  district at Jang Subdivision.

Yesterday, in an emergency meeting, the DC reviewed the traffic control at the Tawang Township in view of recurrent road mishap in presence of SP, ADC and market committee.

The DC informed all the member present in the emergency meeting that the one way traffic system which was enforced earlier will be imposed with immediate effect.  It may be recalled that one way traffic introduced in the township was lifted as per decision taken in a coordination meeting  Sept 9. DIPRO

 

APPDSU opposes Capital bandh

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) vehemently opposed the proposed 12 hours capital  bandh call by ACCYWA on 10th October. The demand of the ACCWYA can’t be neglected but bandh culture has become a fashion for every organization which has taken various destructive forms, the union said.  It further said that if the issues raised are for the cause of the welfare of the people of the state than mass public participation and their approval should be sought first through public opinion as bandh calls are not the only remedy to seek justice.

The APPDSU, being the apex Students’ Union of the District appeals all the new and old organizations of the state to refrain from declaring bandh call in the capital complex for the greater benefits of the common poor masses.  Students are facing lot of problems due to frequent bandh and the worse sufferer during bandh are  residents of capital region  without any fault of their, the union said.

The union further said  there are other democratic way of seeking justice. The leaders of organizations should opt for legal remedy against corruption and worse condition of road in order to minimize the impact of the bandh on common masses, the union said.

The central executive members of APPDSU has decided to take measures to stop frequent bandh call in the capital complex if the situation so demands in near future, the union said and appealed  the authorities concern to discourage bandh call  with the cooperation of business community and common people.

 

ANEYF demands CM’s resignation

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: All Nyishi Educated Youth Forum (ANEYF) reiterated its demand for resignation of Chief Minister for his alleged failure in all fronts including law and  order situation.

The Forum in a release today said that the rule of law does not exist in the Capital Complex “as the anti-social elements made it their hub creating fear psychosis among the citizen.”  Alleging misuse of public properties by the Chief Minister, the Forum further said that CM bungalow should be used in greater interest as public property, not for harbouring ministers and MLAs.

Pointing out the mysterious abduction of a minister in recent past, the Forum also wanted to know the progress of investigation in this regard. Regarding law and order situation in the  state, the Forum appealed the  Governor to  take initiative for improved law and order situation including invocation of Art. 365 in the state.

While condemning the Roing firing incident, the Forum expressed solidarity with the  All Idu Mishmi Students Union and Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society in their fight for justice. It demanded the home minister for immediate termination of DC and SP and the personnel involved in the incident and constitution of an enquiry committee to  investigate the matter.  The National Human Rights Commission should also intervene    and investigate for appropriate action to the accused, it added.

 

Papum Pare district bandh

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) in a meeting held here today decided to call 12 hrs Papum Pare district bandh on October 11 and demanded the present Chief Minister and Home Minister to resign from their post on moral ground for their alleged failure to handle the law and order problems of the state.

The union demanded the state government to arrest the culprits and terminate those police personnel who were involved in the firing of school and college students at Roing on October 5.

It further alleging government’s failure to initiate action against the culprit demanded the state government to immediately arrest the culprits involved in the Senki Park firing incident of September 18, in which two youths were seriously injured.

The union also expressed their displeasure to the government for their failure to nab the culprit involved in the kidnapping and murdered case of Chow Sunando Manpoong at new Mohang village at Namsai and urged the government to immediately arrest the main culprit.

It further demanded the government to immediately arrest the culprit involved in the assault of Tapi Mra. The union sought the Governor’s intervention to preserve the sanctity of  Chief Minister’s official bungalow at the earliest. Paramilitary force,  milk van, media and ambulance will be exempted from the purview of the bandh call, the union added.

 

Stop infighting, says Society

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The East Kameng Civil Society (EKCS) has appealed the ruling party to stop infighting in order to carry forward the welfare activities of the state. Infighting has affected the common people of the state who are longing for development and welfare activities, the Society said.

The Society also appealed to the NES and ANSU not to use ‘Nyishi’ word in the political conflicts of the state. “Arunachal is a mini India where the people maintain unity and diversity since immemorial. Let us respect all the communities”, the Society said.

The Society also raised voice against frequent bandh call in the Capital Complex. It said many families are living on daily earnings and bandh call directly affects the BPL families.

Claiming that bridges over the Bichom and Kameng river have been declared “expired” and on the verge of collapse, the Society appealed the Govt to think communication problems of the people of this area after the collapse of the bridges.

 

Cultural prog marks  celebration of Durga puja

JAIRAMPUR, Oct 8: The four days Durga Puja festival came to an end here with  celebration of Vijaya Dashami by youths and devotees of Maa Durga on Oct 6.

It was a festival engulfed with youthful energies as they got the opportunity to showcase their talent on stage amidst the home crowd.

Besides dance and singing competition, the last day event was marked with performance by the local orchestra christened as Rhythm Orchestra.

Earlier, in the junior group dance competition Sumi Tikhak bagged the first prize with 309 points and in senior category Nikita and Rupashri took the first place in the singing competition. Each bagged cash prize of Rs 3000 sponsored by former district youth Congress president James Jugli.

The winners were selected by 10 panel of judges headed by cultural secretary Nobinkam Tikhak. The highlight of the youth programmes was the performance by renowned photographer and state silver medalist Arif Siddiqui who won the throngs heart  by strumming the classic 'o mere sona re' in his Hawain guitar.

Assault on salesman

ITANAGAR, Oct 8:   The Arunachal Chemists and Druggists Association (ACDA) has condemned the attack on a salesman of M/s Medicare (Pharmacy), Naharlagun on Oct  7 morning.

The Association in a release today said that an unidentified man assaulted the  salesman Sunit Gayen, 50, when he refused to issue blank cash memo.  It demanded the state Govt to nab the culprit immediately and also appealed to the general people to cooperate with the chemists.

 

Jayshree Dastidar  passes away

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 8: Jayashree Dastidar, wife of B K Ghosh Dastidar, chief adviser of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI), died at a private hospital at Tezpur in the wee hours today.

Jayashree was 61 and is survived by her husband and three daughters.

ACCI president Techi Lala and general secretary Tarh Nachung joined the state’s business community in deeply mourning her untimely demise, while the traders in the township here downed their shutters for two hours today as a respect to the departed leader. Jayashree along with her husband was instrumental in forming self help groups (SHGs) in Palin, Chamabang, Sangram and Deed in 70’s for opening of Apatani Multi Purpose Cooperative Society branches for making essential commodities available to the people living in those far-flung areas.

Her mortal remains were consigned to flames today at Tezpur smashan gaht in presence of many well wishers, including former ACCI president and state information commissioner Habung Payeng and an ACCI team led by Lala.

 

Begi lauds APNE library

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The Lohit Youth Library Movement is helping the children and youth of the state for developing reading habits, said Director of Higher Education Dr. Joram Begi after he interacted with three young reader activists of APNE Library, Wakro.

He appreciated the readers and urged them to continue to reading and writing and become a good writer of the state.

He was on a visit to Lohit and spent an hour at the APNE Library along with Dr. Viswanath Sharma, Liaison Officer and other offers.

Joint Director, Higher and Technical Education Dr. Tejum Padu also complimented the library activists for promoting literary forms in Arunachali languages, through skits based on books.

 

EPS urges DGP to recommend officer’s name

TAWANAG, Oct  8: The Environmental Protection Society (EPS)  Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Arunachal Pradesh director General of  Police (DGP) to recommend the name of  Late Yeshi Choddak  DSP (Vigilance) for awarding President’s Police Medal for his outstanding service rendered for the Police Department of the state.

The Society and the general public of the state feel  that such dedicated officers should be paid a tribute with Award, it said.

Late Yeshi Choddak was a highly decorated officer, who always stood for the cause of the general public. His duty and responsibility towards the citizens of the state occupied the prime significance in his life to the extent that he exhibited his valor and courage while facing the extreme eventuality in human life. Awarding a President’s Police Medal to such an outstanding officer of the state would go a long way in motivating other dedicated officers and personnel of the state as well as that of central department.  It would further encourage the youths to opt for Police services and contribute for the progress of  our state and the nation, the Society said.  

 

Spiritual declaration

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The first ever spiritually declaration ceremony of Tarh clan would be organized at Yangte Christian Revival Church from October 18 to 21 next

All the fellow believers of Chirstian Church, Chirstian Revival Church and Pentecostal Church under the administrative circles of Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte of Kurung Kumey district are expected to attend the programme.

 

Forum supports rally

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF), in an emergency meeting today discussed various issues confronting the state and unanimously decided to support the Great Nyishi Referendum Rally being organized by Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC) on October 11.

“The decision was taken in the larger interest of the Nyishi community in particular and the state as a whole,” AAPYF said in a release and appealed to all to join and support the NCC organized rally to maintain peaceful co-existence among all tribes and communities of the state.

 

Condolences

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: All Tagin Students Union has deeply mourned the sudden demise of its late Kobu Mengnia and Tamin Riamuk, both the former president of All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU). Both of them passed away recently. Terming their death as loss to the people of Upper Subansiri, union prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

 

Best Citizens of India Award to Maji

ITANAGAR, Oct 8:  Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering department, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) has been selected for the coveted ‘Best Citizens of India Award” by the New Delhi based Publishing House in recognition of his exceptional and outstanding contribution in social development.

 

Exposure tour

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Nikum-Niya Multipurpose Society (NNMS) organized a 2 days farmers’ exposure tour on October 3 and 4 last.

Farmers were taken to piggery and poultry farms at Nirjuli, Karsingsa and adjoining areas. They also visited Poma mini bamboo craft centre and fish pond at Hollongi-Kokila during the two day programme. They interacted with staff of respective farm staff and gathered knowledge on technical know-how and innovative ideas on agriculture farming and other allied sectors.

Prior to the tour programme, resource persons Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare highlighted the importance of the programme.

 

Science exhibition

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: The district level (Papum Pare) Science Exhibition 2011 scheduled to be held on October 10 has been deferred to October 18 due to capital bandh.

 

BJYM demands

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State Unit general secretary Ram Tajo, on behalf of All Tajo Welfare Association (ATWA), has demanded the BSNL authority to complete the half done mobile tower at Domdila Tajo immediately.

The equipments which were supplied for erecting the tower, including a DG, set are lying near road side without any care, the BJYM general secretary said and demanded the BSNL authority to instruct the contractors who were  awarded the contract works for construction of the tower to immediately complete it failing which the BJYM along with ATWA would launch democratic movement for fulfillment of their demand.

 

Union demands immediate supply of electricity

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Toru Circle Students’ Union highlighting the electricity problem of Laptap village under Toru circle alleged that despite repeated appeal to the AE Power Department, Sagalee Division, the concerned authority failed to address the electricity problem of the village till today.

It demanded the concerned department to repair the defunct electricity supply within one week

 

Association to issue I card

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: All Itanagar Tata Mobile Association (AITMA) has decided to issue Identity Card to each and every driver under its banner. The decision was taken in a meeting of the association today.

While opposing carrying goods and heavy loads in passenger bus/vehicles within capital complex, the meeting opined that such illegal practice should be banned for safety of passenger.

 

Congress MLAs write to CS

ITANAGAR:  A group of ministers, parliamentary secretaries/MLAs in a signed letter to the Chief Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh, urged him not to release or utilize state exchequer under any head- plan/non plan-2011 &2012 including FDR etc. till the situation in the state is stabilized.

The letter also urged the CS to issue directives to all the Heads of Departments for compliance. Otherwise, the CS would be held responsible for any fiscal mismanagement in the state, it said.

 

Forum decides to protest Mega Siang Dam

ITANAGAR:  37th Intellectual Forum Pasighat West Assembly Constituency in a meeting unanimously decided to protest the proposed public hearing for Mega Dam construction over Siang River which will be held on Jeying, Rottung and Patum from October 18 to 21.

Taking serious note on the future consequences, it claimed that in case of Dam break or heavy water release, the ultimately sufferer will be the downstream people and the maximum of the downstream land will be submerge under water. But despite this future treat in case of Dam mishap, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh is neglecting the downstream people, it added.

The house decided to continue it protest movement until and unless government fulfill the demands of the downstream people.

 

Forum seeks central intervention

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Ziro Valley Youth Forum (ZVYF) has sought the intervention of the central leadership to bring an end to the deepening political crisis in the state on leadership issue.

The Forum, in its letter to the Governor, appealed him to talk to the Prime Minister, UPA Chairperson and other central leaders to end the present political crisis.

It urged the Governor to advice the AICC president and Prime Minister to give necessary directives to all the ministers and parliamentary secretaries, who are camping in the national capital for the last four month, for smooth functioning of the Govt. machinery and also to give Chief Minister jarbom Gamlin a free hand to tackle and maintain any law and order situation in the state.

It also urged the Governor to advise the State Government to initiate confident building measures among people.

News Impact

Few days to recall and promote our own cultural heritage

Dear Editor,

Tradition and culture are the main backbone to show our identity. But in today's generation, it seems like our people are not into it much. If you go in villages, firstly your own village, then you will see its totally different what we used to have earlier. I am not saying that we should not go with today's life. We should be where we are now but at the same not forget who we are.

What i want to know is, don't you think it would be good to observe few days to recall and promote our own cultural heritage? Moreover, as we have number of different tribes, we need to have inter-tribal interaction so that we can know better of each other. Like, I have many friends who doesn't even know the pronunciation of my tribe Wancho. They put "g". Just the way, I put "d" in Shertukpen" instead of "t".

Keeping this in point, I think it would be better if we follow few days, or a week to recall our different tradition by having traditional attire with folk songs and dances. It will be very good and interesting also. Just the same as that of Hornbill festival, an annual festival observed by Nagaland with the same view.

Hopefully people will bring this topic in some general meetings, like that of AAPSU, most importantly by the student unions in each district and MLAs and Ministers and in state assembly meeting. Don't forget who we are.

Yours,

Nokkha Wangsa

National Institute of Technology, Calicut,

(on-email)

 

 

A frightened voice

Dear Editor,

The Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is depressed because of going infighting among Congress leaders for leadership and seeking diversion from the party’s internal problem. The Home Minister is expressing his anguish and frustration and finding relief hopelessly commenting on NPF(Naga Peoples Front) party and its leader Neiphu Rio.

It is very unfortunate that a Home Minister who cannot control and direct his own party MLA’s is making such irresponsible comment to a National Party like NPF and its esteemed leader. The Home Minister is confusing NPF, an Indian democratic party with Naga National Workers. He should remember that these two parties are two different motivated parties having different objectives. Since the twelve (12) MLAs of Tirap and Changlang has no objection at launching of NPF party in Arunachal than who is Marde and on what founded reason he is opposing a National Party like NPF?

The NPF Party was formed after observing all necessary norms by the Chief Election Commission of India. If Marde feels that there is any undemocratic thing in NPF fit for such opposition then why doesn’t he approach the Chief Election Commission of India? Without any proper reason and out of depression his uninvited comment on NPF and its leaders show his own weakness and fear psychosis for NPF party.

It is believed that Marde had a short term memory otherwise he should have remembered who brought NSCN(K) in 1998 and subsequently NSCN(IM) in the year 2000. Since then, pitch battle was fought between both factions of NSCN in the jungles and villages of Tirap and Changlang breaking peace and tranquility in these two districts. The fighting between arch rival groups for control over Tirap and Changlang cost many lives and properties of these two districts. In Tirap great number of public leaders had lost their lives and untold number of common public lives had lost in cross firing incidents. Remaining a mere spectator the State Government neither showed their sympathy to the families of public leaders and common people who suffered nor the government tried to control the unstoppable NSCN faction wars. It is painful to know that some of the leaders from other districts of the State do enjoy the pain and agony of Tirap and Changlang people by calling it as we deserved it.

The home Minister failed to remember who took shelter of NSCN parties for last three Assembly Elections. After paying undisclosed sums to these parties during election time and winning all seats with thumping majority and now accusing Naga Peoples Front and its leader Mr. Neiphu Rio of trying to destabilise Arunachal just at a throw away cause. It is not NPF but Congress party who is destabilising the state by inviting the anti- national and anti- social parties hence checking the state from its wanting development.

As a Home Minister of the State Marde had failed in finding solution to the NSCN problem in these two districts. In virtual reality both factions are running a parallel government in Tirap and Changlang. The Minister who had failed in discharging his duties, on moral ground has no right in demanding and objecting the launch of NPF party in the State. Launching of NPF party in Arunachal will definitely strengthen the democratic processes of the State which will help our state for development and may find amicable solution to the prevailing problems of these two districts in particular.

Now the voice of Home Minister is no more the voice of “ a Home Minister” but rather a frightened voice of a congress leader because launching of such party like NPF will check the dictatorship of ruling congress in the state and mayhem of the state development.

The People of Tirap and Changlang are Nagas by blood. Some leaders including APPSU from other districts had made issue of from time to time that people of these two districts are not Nagas. Such statements are ego push and out of total ignorance.

After independence the people of Tirap and Changlang were enlisted under 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution as “Nagas”.

So far and so long general public of Tirap and Changlang had accepted the term “Naga” and have no objection using the term then, why APPSU and other tribe leaders are denying that the people of these two districts are not “Naga”?

Yours,

T.Mossang President

H.Taidong, Secretary

State Unit A.P. (NPF)

(on email)

 

 

A rude shock

Dear Editor,

“ Apropos to the news item in your daily dated 5th Oct’11, I wish to say that the opposition voiced by some senior Nyishis under the so called banner of Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC), comes as a rude shock. The names that appeared in the paper are no less who’s who of the Nyishi society. There were times when whatever they said was followed. If they are still mentally strong and physically alert, instead of harking on hearsays, they should have made efforts to read the ‘Two Member Committee’ Report’, which is said to be already in the hands of the President NES.

In addition to adding one more association in the list of already enormous numbers of associations, which they have time and again despised openly, the unfortunate concerned senior Nyishi members have failed the society for which they had vowed to lay down their lives, if required. I wonder, if they ever said so. And if they did, did they do it only as elected member of the society? What if they are not elected members now? Those thousands who followed them still wish to follow their path of social UNITY and DIGNITY. I wish to urge upon all, specially the elders of the Great Nyishi Society not to forget that we will ultimately leave our society to the future generations: what kind of society that ought to be!

A Pradeep Thakur is a no-body as against a Society. He barks to earn his living; at the cost of others. But when it is understood that his barking was conditioned, how can one sleep it over. Our future generation will question us. Let us be united, rather, in the fight against this injustice.

With due regards, I urge upon the concerned senior members of the society not to be mislead by others. Go to NES and argue, if you should, but desist from echoing the sentiments of other people.”

Yours,

Akom Nipo Don

Banderdewa, (on email)

 

 

When law keepers spray bullets

Dear Editor,

The Idu Mishmi Community witnesses yet again a horrifying nightmare of the heinous act of CRPF, IRBN and Special Task Force spraying bullets at innocent civilians leaving 9 youth serious wounded at Roing on late evening of 5th October. The so-called protectors of law and order take law into their own hands to commit such barbaric and inhuman atrocities of shooting the innocent youth. The brutality of shooting at the youth by the police is a pre-planned execution. To the question of who masterminded such atrocities against the innocents, no room left to doubt on the responsibilities of Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Roing. They first floated the news that there are Maoists in Dibang Valley. This was done precisely to terrorize the people of Roing. Does a place like Roing with no presence of insurgency like Tirap and Changlang Districts really require the stationing of so many Paramilitary forces like the CRPF, Special Task Force, IRBN? If this is the beginning of Hydro Power Project Plans in Arunachal Pradesh who knows how many more innocent Citizens of the State who stand against such multi-projects are going to be killed. It is high time that MLAs and MPs give up their vested interest of making individual profits and give equal justice for the development of the common citizens. It is the need of the hour that Citizens become more and more conscious of the hidden plans of their political leaders. As everyone witnesses almost all MLAs from constituencies across the Districts of the State have been away for month than 3 months. There is definitely political crisis in the State. All development works stand still. The ordinary citizens who vote to elect MLAs and MPs are often victimized to poverty and injustice. The political situation and the development processes in the State are going from bad to worse. Public need much of awareness in electing leaders to lead them to genuine development. Public have no voice, Organizations and Students Unions indulge too much in politics. There is neither opposition nor people’s movement that can be figure out to bring genuine public development and cross check the utilization of crores of money spent in the name of the development in the State.

Yours,

Paul Chawang

(on email)

 

 

Hell on Earth

Dear Editor,

We all know that Kashmir is known as 'Paradise on earth', but contrary to that Arunachal is now on the way to become one of the ''most disturbed area''. After sometimes Aruna-chal may be known as Hell on Earth. Each and every person from political leaders to common peoples is responsible for it.

Arunachal Pradesh is known as  'Land of  Khushi-khushi' and we Arunachalees are called as peace loving people. But now we may not be known as peace loving people anymore because of the frequent bandh calls, kidnaps, attacks on the innocents, rape and murders, threats to the media persons and to the common public, etc. This has created disharmony among the people of Arunachal Pradesh and frequent bandh calls also creates chaos and mistrust among the political leaders, pressure groups, administration, govt. employees, business communities  and common public. And it also hampers the economic growth of our state.

I want to share one of my friend's saying that perfectly suits my statement; 'Jaag jao! Chain se sona hai to Arunachal se bhaag jao'.

Yours,

Longngan Ngandam

Itanagar,  (on email)

 

 

 

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Regulation to reduce climate emissions

 

World’s largest sea faring countries have taken a first step towards reducing climate emissions from shipping with a global agreement to reduce energy use in new vessels from 2013 onwards.

The first ever regulation of emissions in shipping is expected to lead to greenhouse gas emission reductions of 45-50m tonnes a year by 2020.

But China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa have secured a six and a half year delay for new ships registered in developing countries, which could mean the first guaranteed effective date of the reform will be in 2019.

Shipping accounts for 3-4 per cent of man-made CO2 emissions worldwide and this figure is expected to rise to 6 per cent by 2020, with emissions doubling by 2050 if no action is taken.

Environmental NGOs welcomed the tightening of the energy efficiency design index standard but cautioned that because it only applies to new ships replacing older ones at the end of their long lives, the full effects of the decision will take a long time to have any major impact.

In a separate development, the European Commission said it plans to tighten ship fuel sulphur regulations, which should lead to public health savings of billions of dollars, especially in countries like Britain and Holland that border busy sea lanes.

The proposal would cut the maximum permissible sulphur content of fuels to 0.1 per cent from 1.5 per cent from 2015 in sensitive areas such as the Baltic Sea and the Channel, and to 0.5 per cent from 4.5 per cent in all other areas from 2020.

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