ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The Capital region witnessed unprecedented violence today which left scores injured, some seriously and several shops ransacked and few private residences damaged. Shopping complexes B B Plaza and Teli Plaza were ransacked and dozens of vehicles were also set on fire by the protestors.
Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union, a little known organization had called the 12 hours bandh today to press for improvement in law and order situation in the state.
However, the bandh soon turned violent as the Nyishi Consultative Committee’s Procession cum Referendum Rally on the Times of India issue coincided with the bandh.
The Itanagar Police station was also gheroud for more than an hour after a boy was injured allegedly by police firing at IG Park. The police refutes that it fired any bullet.
Earlier several places within the park was set on fire including the main rostrum.
The National highway and the sector roads within the twin township were all blocked with boulders and bamboo barricades by the anti rally faction.
At several places, clashes broke out after supporters of the Nyishi Consultative Committee, were prevented from holding a rally in I G park at Itanagar. The rally which was eventually called off had started from Nirjuli and was to culminate at I G Park.
The situation soon went out of hand, as the limited police force could not do much as the protestors easily outnumbered them.
The Home Ministry is yet to come out with a statement on its failure to control the situation.
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Arunachal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today called upon people of all communities of the state to remain calm on the face of the situation that has arisen out of the bandh call today. “We must collectively tackle these issues on the basis of dialogue and consensus. Violence has to be rejected at all costs.”
Gamlin said he was personally very pained by the series of events that unfolded today. “This is a sad moment for our state when our young people are embarked on a path of violence. We must look within ourselves to see what can be done to reverse this trend.” He called upon all Community Based Organizations and Civil Society Organizations to work collectively in collaboration with the Government to ensure that law of the land prevailed over everything else.
He also extended his deepest concern and commiseration to all those who were physical injured or had their property damaged. “While we cannot ever hope to undo what happened, we must, as a society work together to ensure that the events of this day are never repeated in our history”, the Chief Minister added.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Nabum Tuki in a statement has appealed for peace and to stand up for a better and peaceful Arunachal.
“The recent developments in the state, particularly in Itanagar, do not augur well
for the society and peaceful co-
“I also earnestly appeal to members of all communities not to take the sad affairs otherwise and do their bit to restore peace and harmony.
We are a distinct state with distinct tribes and have been living and prospering by supporting each other, not by creating divides’ he said.
“I condemn in strongest words the recent developments without taking any side. Whatever
may be the reasons, in this situation, everybody will be in the losing side. By creating
rift and making warring factions, only the vested interest individuals will gain,
which too will be short-
He appealed to all to maintain peace and harmony for the good of all, including various communities of the state. “I also appeal to senior members, leaders of the community and those behind the ‘development’ to retrospect and think twice before taking any step that would hamper peace and tranquillity and disturb law and order”.
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today said that it has deferred
its proposed 36 hours bandh in Nyishi inhabited districts from Oct 12 until further
notification “in view of tense situation arising out of unwarranted police firing
incident at Indira Gandhi Park here today causing fatal injuries to one of the anti-
The decision has been taken on urgency in consultation with the Executive Members of NES, All Nyishi Students and senior members of the community as fallout of the unfortunate incident, the NES said in a release.
The NES vehemently condemned the police firing and demanded immediate action to the erring cop.
In a separate Press release ANSU also said that bandh call will be carried out after
few days. Meanwhile, the ANSU held both chief minister Jarbom Gamlin and Home Minister
Takar Marde responsible for ugly situation in state capital during “anti-
The Union wanted a proper judicial enquiry into firing incident during rally day and asked the public to judge the attitude of state Govt towards law and order problems that the capital is facing for last few months.
TANAGAR, Oct 11: The Arunachal Citizens’ Right (ACR) expressed anguish over the mindless violence witnessed in Itanagar on Tuesday, which is unprecedented in the history of Arunachal Pradesh.
While the government under the present leadership has failed to feel the pulse of the agitated people of a community, the administration has, for the umpteenth time, utterly failed to maintain law and order, it said.
Bandh calls are no more a democracy tool and banned by Supreme Court in their past judgement and it is duty of the law enforcement authority to implement, it said while questioning why the district administration has not declared these bandh calls as illegal.
It would not be out of context to claim that certain individuals with backing from the government are masterminding the divide between members of the same community. This is extremely bad times for the community as well as all law abiding citizens of the state. ACR would like to appeal all concerned not to be swayed away by vested interest individuals and maintain peace and unity for the sake of all.
Meanwhile, ACR appreciate the gesture of NES and ANSU for suspending 36 hours bandh in the five Nyishi inhabited districts of the state.
Going by the volatile situation, the two organizations have shown extreme maturity in doing so. This would be an example set for others to follow.
ACR also appeal to members of all communities of the state to be united at this time of crisis and discourage the Bandh cultures.
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The 24 hrs bandh called by Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) and PAPF in Aalo passed off peacefully this morning without any major incident, said the association in a release today. All the business establishments remained closed and movement of the vehicles off the road. The Association is demanding immediate removal of DC Amjad Tak. It threatened to declare its 2nd phase 36hour bandh on Oct 18 and 19 in case of failure of the Govt to fulfill its demand.
KHONSA, Oct 11: Training for the Socio-
Presiding over the training programme, Er.R. Mihu, UPO-
Master trainers H.P Mohapatra, ADEO, Khonsa and A.K Mishra, Lecturer, DIET Khonsa gave a detailed training on the various methodologies to be adopted for conducting the census operation.
Er. Nich Jacob, UPO-
Meanwhile, a day long socio-
Presiding over the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner L Borang highlighting the government
policy and program, said the proposed census would be conducted throughout the country
and completed latest by Nov 30. The main objective of this census is to classify
L. Borang has called upon the BDOs, enumerators to follow the government guideline and rules and accomplish this great national duty within the given period of time. He also urged upon all charge officers, enumerators and supervisors to collect realistic data as inputs of this caste census and further directed all the charge officers not to appoint Primary School Teachers as enumerators of the census as restrict provisions under RTE. The project Director, DRDA Tayem Bage, advised all the BDOs, officers and officials to be well trained, equipped with knowledge and information required to carry on the census duty successfully.
Among others Rajesh Panyang, ADC, Tapik Pertin, EAC and Talo Jerang, EAC, were present
in the meeting cum-
KHONSA, Oct 11: The first coordination meeting of District Disaster Management Authority
(DDMA) held in the office chamber of Tirap Deputy Commissioner yesterday took stock
of the ground position in dealing with disaster in view of recent Earthquake at Indo-
The meeting decided that communication equipments be made hi-
It was also decided that the Deptt. of Land Management, Khonsa would identify the human settlement in vulnerable locations in and around Khonsa township and District Health unit would made adequate stock of emergency medicines/Inventory to deal with any kind of disaster.
The District Disaster Management Plan be uploaded in the District Website which will be updated annually. DIPRO
PASIGHAT, Oct 11: To sustain the Adi culture among youth, the AAYA (All Adi Youth Association) conducted a cultural competition in the Doying Kumdang Hall, at Mebo today.
It was hosted to showcase the artistic skills and co-
While inaugurating the cultural competition by lighting the ceremonial lamp, the chief guest, Todol Pertin, Jt Secy ABK (HQ) said the efforts to propagate our traditions and culture has to be highly appreciated. Culture refers to the pattern of human activities and it represents through art, literature, costumes, customs and traditions, he added. He gave away prizes and citations to the winners of the competitions.
The guest of honour Nanung Perme Megu, ZPM Mebo Anchal Block, congratulated the winners and stated it was an opportunity to rejoice with traditional fervor and attempt to encourage the local artists.
The President AAYA, Olik Komut said the association has been trying to preserve and protect own tradition and culture for the future generations and good responses and cooperation are being received from the society.
Apostle Pertin (Motum) won the 1st prize for Single-
DIRANG: Convalescing from the irreparable loss the state and the people of the Mon area suffered by untimely demise of late beloved visionary chief minister Dorjee Khandu, Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering along with other senior panchayat leaders of Dirang paid homage and recited prayers for solace of the departed souls on the eve of Purnima at the MLA’s residence.
They also urged the state Govt. to honour the supreme sacrifice made by Late Yeshi Chodak, the then security officer of the CM and to confer him with the state’s highest civilian award for commendable services and valour.
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Sub-
Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Tanga Byaling would attend the programme
as chief guest. While, ACRYA President, Dr. Joram Dol and Field Secretary Area-
Don’t exempt all
It would be of immense help if the Bandh callers notify the date in advance. Late declaration of the Bandh call days causes immense tactical maneuver issue. This piece of an atrocity is a living testimony of an unplanned off day. Merging of Bandhs is also detrimental as it would deny one paid holiday for the salaried. If at all Bandh call has been declared it would be better not to exempt any entity or service. Most of the time, the exemptions are contemplated for Magistrate on duty, security convoy, Ambulance, Milk van, Press.
Bandh calls are inherently against the Govt. of the day. So the first two listed entity should not be exempted. Most of us poor can’t afford hiring an Ambulance in case of any medical emergency. Auto rickshaws are our savior in case of any eventuality. So there is no use of exempting Ambulance if the former is in the restricted list.
If we don’t earn during the Bandh day we may not afford buying the milk from the
milk van for our children. As for adults they can make do with ever dependable powder.
Anyway how many of us can afford a salubrious milk-
Do some reality check
With the changing times Arunachal has witnessed several developments. The higher
authorities are I suppose more concerned about their respective areas of interest
rather than taking Arunachal as a whole. A loose end somewhere might someday cause
a big trouble. This is exclusively regarding the so-
Communication is the backbone to all the developments. In this computerized world,
Seppa is still far from seeing the light of the fully functional Internet service.
The calls made to the people of the headquarter will only be answered by a pre-
It’s high time the concerned Authorities did some reality check for the wholesome development of the state.
Rina Sonam Yaffa,
The salaried goons
This is in regard to the oct, 7th publication of your esteemed daily, on caption ''Roing police and STF celebrates Durga Puja by spraying bullets at citizens.''
The deployment of STF,CRPF and IRBn in such festive occasions are truly baseless
in all regards. They are no better than goons with a crabby mentality who often are
blind folded when they have arms and ammunitions in their hands. It seems that our
govt. has a certain motive to deploy them in the peace prevailing areas to equalize
it with the terror-
Why is it necessary at all to deploy such uncivilised and ill-
Therefore, expressing deep resentment over the act of brutality it is my appeal to the Home Minister to look into the matter seriously and to your full concern. I also appeal to the people of our state to rise their voice against such atrocities and brutality now and in near future.
Itanagar, (on email)
Give us few more days
Through your esteemed daily we would like to say few words on APPCS’s decision to conduct APPSCEE (main) 2011 in the month of Dec 2011. First of all we appreciate commission’s good intention of early conduction of the mains. Certainly it will ensure transferences and fair conduct of exam. But, two month for the exam is too short. It will put lots of mental pressure on the aspirants.
We hope that commission also knows, after UPSC, state public service commission exam is the toughest one. The concerned authority also knows that vast syllabus cannot be completed properly within two months time. Fact is that nobody expected that commission will conduct main exam in such short period of time.
APPSC has been constituted for conducting various exams and till today it has rendered excellent service. So, we do not understand why commission is in such hurry. Just doing one’s duty is not enough. Job should be done properly. Certain thing should be taken into consideration before taking any decision.
Therefore we hope that commission will understand our problem and spare us few more days , if not months. Mid January or last January is best for the APPSCEE (main) 2011.
Teach them value of ethic and morality
The bandh culture has at last gripped our Arunachal State. Arunachal was last state
which was not much affected with political and social unrest unlike other NE states.
We once hated Assam for frequent bandh call because as Arunachal is closely linked
with Assam due to geographical and other trade affinity. And we heard lot about unrest
in Nagaland , Gorkhaland movements, Mizoram political upheaval during early seventy
and we thought Arunachal Pradesh is island and Oasis of peace, where tribes numbering
about 26 major and minor constituting great Arunacha. The once innocent and straightforward
people have atlast taste the money and political powers and in its pursuit we can
go to any extent, leaving ethical and humane moral value. The present unrest in the
state is end of peaceful Arunachal and entering into new world where money, muscle
and political powers seems to provide false promise to everybody, and our people
are chasing after mirage and rainbows. Instead what we should teach our younger
generation is to build on core value of ethic and morality. Arunachal is vast state
having small population, politically we cannot contribute much for the nation but
if we improve the Human Development Index, we can turn our resource rich state into
another Hongkong. We should take hints from Japanese who have made their human resources
as mantras. Our youths are wasting their energy for short term gain which never promised
healthy and wholesome future. Let us take cue from that wise farmer who said '' give
your son a fish-
T. Butung, Ziro
Bandh to protest the bandh
This whole bandh thing has gotten into my nerve so I appoint myself as the President
of All Kiba-
Itanagar, (on email)
Stay away from NPF
This is in response to T.Mossang and H .Taidong, I would like the duo to listen to their inner voice rather than be the scapegoats of NPF n NSCN. They should understand the nexus between the two Nagaland parties, NPF is engine for NSCN and the later petrol for former. NSCN they are cold blooded killers and have manifested in Tirap. NPF is looking forward a greater Nagalim which even includes districts of Lohit.
T. Mossang will after some years start speaking of greater Nagalim, but the people of Tirap and Longding always want to b part of Arunachal.
Thanks to Home Minister and APPSU for understanding the real sentiment of the people and I would like to ask T mossang to refrain from such publicity of NPF. Please look ahead amd not be instinctive. Tirap one of the oldest districts of Arunachal can never be separated from Arunachal. . NPF is not the only solution for progress but make people in your district to leave opium menace n focus on education. Please do anything but stay away from NPF.
A citizen, (on email)
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