ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended sincere greetings to people of the state
on the festive occasion of Mopin.
The Governor wished that the festivity will usher-in peace and prosperity in the
In his message, the Governor said that Mopin is the socio-religious agricultural
festival of the Galo tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is observed to invoke the blessings
of the supreme divine power symbolizing the bounteous Goddess Ane Mopin, the Goddess
of prosperity for bumper harvest, communal harmony and good health for all.
Showcasing an amazing array of ritualistic and cultural activities along with Popir,
he expressed hope that it goes a long way in preserving and promoting the age-old
On this auspicious occasion, I offer my prayers to Almighty Donyi-Polo and Ane Mopin
to bless each one of us with their choicest blessings, the Governor further said
in his message.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while extending wishes to the people on the joyous occasion
of Mopin festival, expressed hope that invocation of the Mopin Goddess would successfully
drive away the cursed shadow of any devastating natural calamity so that people can
lead their lives peacefully and prosperously.
He called upon all, irrespective of tribe and religious belief, to join the Galo
community in celebration of the festival and strengthen the bond of communal harmony
“White is the symbol of Mopin, which is the symbol of peace. Let this Mopin bring
in peace and prosperity in the state,” the Chief Minister added.
Asiatic bear cub rescued
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A male Asiatic black bear cub of about one and half month old was
rescued from Elephant Flat area by officials of Tippi Wildlife Range office, informed
Forest Range Officer (WL), Tippi.
It seems the bear cub had strayed from mother and was found abandoned in nearby forest
area by a local villager.
The rescued animal has been handed over to Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation
(CBRC), Seijosa for further care and rehabilitation.
As per the bear rehabilitation protocol, the cub will be hand raised at CBRC and
later released back to the wild.
ASYF demands action
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The All Sagalee Youth Federation (ASYF) has urged the Sagalee
ADC to take action against Sushee Infra Pvt. Ltd for allegedly damaging public properties
while constructing the Trans Arunachal Highway.
In a complaint letter to the Sagalee ADC, the ASYF said that the company is illegally
dumping the muddy soil towards valley sides while carrying out formation cutting
of the TAH road between Gotupu village and Sagalee town. Dumping of soil causes huge
damage to public properties. It also destroy the natural beauty of the valley, the
Federation said and condemned the alleged illegal act of the company.
Claiming that some villagers have been arrested for registering protest against the
alleged illegal act of the company, the Federation demanded release of those arrested
persons and adequate compensation for the persons who lost their properties due
to illegal dumping of soil.
MLA launches garbage lifting vehicles in Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Apr 4: Local MLA Dikto Yekar today flagged off two Tippers of UD and Housing
department to be engaged for lifting garbage.
While flagging of the two Tata Tippers, the MLA urged the UD department for proper
use of the vehicles which will help the department in keeping the township neat and
He opined that the Daporijo Township is gradually wearing a better and cleaner look
than earlier with regular conduction of cleanliness drive.
Besides disposing garbage of the market areas the vehicles will also used for lifting
waste materials of every colony, said Deputy Director, UD and Housing, Halli Welly.
He appealed to both the colony and market area dwellers to cooperate with the Department
in maintaining cleanliness.
Both the vehicles have been procured under Solid Waste Management Project under 10
percent lump sum provision for NE region.
Deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Sushil Nalo, SP Taru
Gusar, DPO Shamee Timba and other HODs were present on the occasion.
Pen down strike called off
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The NRHM- Programme Management Staff Association Arunachal Pradesh
(NHM-PMSAA) has called off its proposed pen down strike from April 6, according to
an NHM-PMSAA release.
The decision to call off the strike was taken in a coordination meeting of all contractual
staff working under National Health Mission (Technical & Programme Management), Arunachal
Pradesh today after the state NHM authorities assured to look into their demands
of restructuring of staff salary and leave entitlement in the next NPCC meeting.
The representatives from NHM-PMSAA and Additional Mission Director (AMD), National
Health Mission on behalf of Secretary Health &FW and Mission Director (NHM) on Thursday
held at in his office chamber wherein the concern authorities had reportedly assured
to look into the matter personally in the coming NPCC meeting, the release added.
Gamlin inaugurates a Community Dere
AALO, Apr 4: A double storied Community Dere at PI Colony Aalo was inaugurated by
MLA Jarkar Gamlin on April 3 in presence of DACO Tapun Taki, former Minister Dibang
Tatak, senior citizens and public.
The Dere is constructed under SPA with all facilities like drainage system, boundary
wall and other protective measures.
Meanwhile, responding to an appeal, Gamlin assured that the water scarcity of the
colony would be taken up only in or after consultation with the concerned MLA of
Aalo West. DIPRO
Colony road inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Daporijo MLA and APEDA Chairman, Dikto Yekar on Thursday inaugurated
the Sinyik colony road constructed under SPA fund. On the same occasion, the colony
earlier known as Dillidi was renamed as Sinyik Colony located at right bank of Sicin
River in Upper Subansiri district which was declared by Deputy Commissioner Komkar
Responding to a two-point memorandum submitted by Colony secretary general, Nupor
Dupit for construction of road from Ledu colony via SE office, WRD to Sinyik colony
and flood protection measures to protect the colony from flash flood of Sigin river,
the MLA assured to look in to the matter on priority. He also said that provision
of safe drinking water to the colony dwellers was one of his top priority agendas.
He, however, requested the residents to spare atleast one meter land from their occupied
or allotted land for construction of proper drainage system.
Addressing the public on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner has appealed to the
residents of the colony to cooperate with the district administration in maintaining
law and order to ensure to ensure peace. At the same time, he requested the colony
dwellers to see that their domestic animals, like pigs, goats etc. do not go astray,
make public nuisance and destroy the drainage system.
Superintendent of Police, Taru Gusar appreciating the renaming of the colony assured
for night patrolling in the colony.
Earlier, Dosh Dasi, Member Adviser of the newly colony expressed gratitude to the
MLA and the Deputy Commissioner for their visit to colony to inaugurate the colony
road and declaration of the new colony.
Deny Maling, Chairman APIDFC LTD has requested the MLA, the Deputy Commissioner and
the Superintendent of Police to take special care and attention of colony.
Society demands arrest of culprits
NAGAR, Apr 4: All Taksing Tagru Welfare Society (ATTWS) has strongly appealed to
the authorities concerned to take up the case of death of a 10 year old student of
Govt. M.E. School, ESS-Sector Itanagar, who was found dead in a mysterious condition
in the school compound on March 30 around 8.30 am.
Expressing grief and shock over the death of the Class 1 student, the ATTWS informed
quoting the post mortem report that the boy died of strangulation with rope and hammering
on his head.
The Society appealed to the law enforcing authority to conduct a thorough investigation
into the case and arrest the culprits involved in the heinous crime at the earliest.
Expressing serious concern over increasing incidents of crime in Capital city despite
the claims of police adequate security measures, it urged the state government, particularly
Home department, to ensure safety and security of every people in the state.
Spartan FC defeats Junior Shining Star FC
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Kabak Kampu FC and Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(MWSAP) FC score one goal each and the match finished in a draw on the sixth day
of the 2nd Second Edition of Satam Pogiong Memorial Football Tournament for 7 Seven
Tiger (Running Trophy) 2015 played at IG park playground here today. Michi Bhai
scored lonely goal for Kabak Kampu FC,while Max scored a goal for Manipuri Welfare
Society of AP FC.
The second match of the day played between Satam Kame FC(A) group and Buddies FC
in which the both the team scores 2 goal each. Yukar Takar and Biri Mark scored
one goal each for Satam Kame FC and Kanu Rai and Suresh Pordung scored one goal each
for Buddies FC.
In the 3rd match of the day played between Spartan FC and Junior Shining Star FC,
former defeated the later 2-0. Tai Gangmu scored both goals for Spartan FC.
In the 4th Match of the day the 7 Seven Star FC defeated Young boys FC 3-1. Gyamar
Oku scored one goal for Young boys FC and Ngurang James, Chaka Riyami and Tai Mama
scored one goal each for 7 Seven Star FC.
CM reviews security arrangement in Tirap, appeals Centre to resolve insurgency issue
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today made a fervent appeal to the Central
Government to resolve the issue of insurgency once and for all.
While reviewing the security arrangements and law and order situation in Tirap district
following the killing of three Army jawans and injuring several others in an ambush
by suspected militants, the Chief Minister said “Unless the core issue of insurgency
is resolved permanently, such incidents may recur. The common people, security personnel,
the administration and the state government will be always be at the receiving end.
The Central Government needs to act fast.”
The Chief Minister also directed strict vigil and round the clock surveillance in
the district to maintain peace and security of the people. He ordered the DIG (East)
to station in the district to personally monitor the situation. Further, he requested
his cabinet colleagues from the area Wanglin Lowangdong and Thangam Wangham to take
stock of the situation and do the needful.
Taking cognizance of the spontaneous reaction of the people against the killing,
the Chief Minister appealed for peace and support to the administration and the security
agencies to deal with the situation.
While condemning the incident in strongest term, the Chief Minister said such inhuman
acts will not be tolerated by the people of this peaceful state.
Tuki also expressed deepest condolences to the respective units and families of the
martyrs and said the state and its people share the pain of the irreparable loss.
“We salute the brave Jawans who made the supreme sacrifice while on duty to provide
security to the common people. Their sacrifice will not go in vain and people of
Arunachal Pradesh and the country will always remember them,” he said.
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Arunachal Pradesh Government today said that the allegation of financial
mismanagement leveled by expelled MLA Kalikho Pul is misleading.
Addressing the press persons at CM’s conference hall here, Government Spokesperson,
Bamang Felix said “It is financial constraint and a common phenomenon in every progressive
state of the country.” “How can the government resort to financial mismanagement
when the state budget is audited by the CAG and recommended to the state Assembly
where Public Account Committee (PAC) examines it and the House passes it”, Felix
The Govt spokesperson further clarified that the State government is not facing a
deficit of Rs 6000 crore as alleged. However, he admitted an accumulated deficit
of Rs 4486.74 crore in the past 10 years.
"The deficit has increased to Rs 4486.74 crore till March 2015 from Rs 146.47 crore
in 2005-2006," the government spokesman said.
The State Government is facing financial constraints mainly due to substantial increase
in the salary sector. The grants given by 13th Finance Commission on salary and pension
was not sufficient to meet up all requirements of salaries and pensions, he said.
There was substantial increase in the state's salary component after recruitments
of 18,863 employees in the past 10 years, he said.
“The amount received as upfront and processing fee was used for implementation of
the 6th Pay Commission including payment of arrears during 2009-10 and 2010-11. After
that the receipt of upfront and processing fee from hydropower developers was almost
meager. However, salary as per the 6th Pay Commission are being paid regularly and
this is the prime cause of present financial constraints,” Felix said. Claiming
that many of the Special Category states in the country in the present context are
not able to pay salaries to their employees, the Govt spokesperson, said “we have
regularly disbursed salaries, pensions and other emoluments to our employees.” This
negates the allegation of financial emergency in the state, he said.
Informing that the state Govt have been able to receive major portion of the TFC
grants under Panchayati Raj during March 2015, Felix said submissions of Utilization
Certificates by concerned departments is being strictly monitored.
Responding to the allegation of Pul that Rs 864 crore GPF and Rs 97 crore New Pension
System money has been utilized by government and they have not been able to return
the money, Felix said “there is no ban on withdrawal of GPF Advance, non-refundable
GPF withdrawal by state govt employees”. Regarding the new pension scheme, the Govt
clarified that the state government has adopted the scheme w.e.f 1st January, 2008
and all accounts are being maintained properly.
Felix further said that the financial year 2014-15 was closed on 31st March as routine.
The issuance of cheques by work departments were closed on March 24th to avoid rush
in the last part of the financial year ending. This is a common practice and has
been done in the past, he added. He said the cheque validity was extended till April
30 to avoid last moment rush and smooth transaction of government exchequer. The
method was adopted during previous years also, he said adding it is for the convenience
of the contractors.
Regarding misuse of CSS funds, the Govt spokesperson said, if any written complaint
is received, the Government shall recommend for SIC probe into the allegations.
Responding to the query of the media persons, Felix said NHM is a central Govt scheme
and diversion of NHM fund is not possible.
BJP demands imposition of financial emergency
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Saying that it had nothing to do with the internal matters of the
ruling Congress Government and its legislators in the state, the Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh unit, however, expressed shock and dismay over the
alleged financial mismanagement as disclosed by a former minister and Hayuliang MLA
Although Votes of Account was passed in the recently concluded State Assembly, the
ruling Congress Government has been unable to pay any single bill in the March closing,
the party said in a release and expressed grave concern over the reported financial
crisis faced by the Government.
Even the GPF of the State government employees have not been spared and their hard
earned savings had been mismanaged and illegally withdrawn and siphoned off, the
Several funds under SPA, ACA, & TFC etc were blatantly misused by the ruling Congress
at the cost of the state exchequer and its people, the party said quoting the former
state finance minister as saying.
The State BJP demanded for immediate imposition of financial emergency in the state
and launch of independent investigation agency to investigate into the alleged huge
financial mismanagement by the ruling Congress Government under the Chief Minister.
“No one should be spared; if anyone found indulging in the financial mismanagement,”
the party demanded.
Sensitization of railway police personnel on Tourism
ITANAGAR Apr 4: Continuing its efforts to educate the masses on importance of tourism
in the state, Department of Tourism today organized a workshop for sensitization
of railway police personnel on tourism at Naharlagun Railway Station.
Around 100 officials including from Government Railway Police (GRP) deputed at Naharlagun
and Gumto railway stations, Railway Protection Force (RPF), and officials of Naharlagun
and Gumto Tourist ILP Facilitation Centres attended the day long programme.
In her keynote address, Tourism assistant director, Bengia Manna Sonam urged the
uniform personnel including GRP and RPF to cooperate each while handling tourists
and other visitors in the railway stations.
“You are the first person who tackles tourists in the entrance. Your politeness and
hospitality is required highly in this endeavour”, she said.
While highlighting on the rich potential of state’s cultural tourism, pilgrimage
tourism, adventure tourism, monastic tourism and-eco-tourism, the assistant director
said, “We need to improvise ourselves and your cooperation is the need of the hour
to make this industry grand success”.
Bengia also briefly highlighted on importance of opening up of home stay facility
for tourist in the state to boost rural economy.
“The world has started looking upon Arunachal Pradesh slowly because of coming up
of trains. You need to deal upon deliberately and politely to the visitors coming
to the state”, emphasized Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) president
He further exhorted the police personnel and officials of the tourist ILP facilitation
centres to maintain cleanliness and hospitality so that congenial atmosphere could
be maintained for the tourist.
The president also emphasized on improvement of the system to facilitate tourists
in the railway stations like streamlining pre-paid car, cafeteria, opening up of
handloom and handicraft centre and involvement of locals.
Speaking as a resource person, Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic lecturer Chukhu
Mama maintained that safety and security of tourist should be of utmost concern to
everyone in the state and every stake holders including Centre, government and other
agencies should be involved in this task.
“Safety and security are vital to providing quality in tourism. Therefore, providing
quality tourism experiences which incorporate principles of safety and security”,
Mama asked the police personnel to look upon complaints lodged by tourist positively
because it is the way of preventing other complaints, adding it is also way of receiving
feedback to let them know how they are functioning and opportunity to improve their
Another resource person Arindham Chakraborty, assistant professor Rajiv Gandhi University
emphasized on need for creation of tourist police and separate helpline number in
order to control undesired harassment and crime against tourist at par with other
states like Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra etc.
District Tourism Officers, TK Kopak and Rigio Tabam dwelt on length about the importance
of issuing ILP and PAP for both domestic and foreign tourists and needs for its strict
enforcement. TIOs Milo Mammung and Reichi Lognia also spoke in the function.
Arunachalees possibly more Indian than Delhiites
Let's turn the tables.
For too long, Delhiites have tested Arunachalees’Indianness. The tests are gruesome:
Arunachalees are called “chinky,” and have been subjected to race-based violence
(under, presumably, the assumption that India is not or should not be multi-racial).
And discrimination against Arunachalees have only been rising, perpetrators seemingly
suggesting with ever-greater certitude that Arunachalees do not belong in the national
capital, and by extension in the country.
How about we turn the test, testing the testers? With a milder test, to be sure:
a challenge of knowledge, comprising questions not pejoratives, ending with question
marks not strangle marks. How about we quiz these people (mostly Delhiites, but also
Mumbaikars, Bangaloreans, and others)—assertive of their Indianness, dismissive of
Arunachalees’—to see how much they know about Arunachal Pradesh; to attempt a diagnosis
for their acts of discrimination; and, ultimately, to see how Indian they are?
So what follows is a quiz (with answers at the end).
1. What is the most commonly spoken language in Arunachal? (Hint: It's not Chinese.)
2. What is the capital of Arunachal?
3. What is the document every non-Arunachalee entering the state must carry?
4. What are the former names for Arunachal?
5. Did separation of powers occur in Arunachal 41 years ago, 21 years ago, or 1 year
6. The Arunachal Pradesh government recognizes which system of law alongside Common
7. What is the main traditional faith of the people of Arunachal?
If you are struggling, let me make an admission. Until four months ago I, too, at
best knew answers to two out of these seven questions. I was embarrassed, ashamed
at how out of depth I was about an entire state even though I had very much grown
up in India.
But after reporting in Arunachal for four months now, and occasionally, during this
time, traveling to other parts of the country, I have found that ignorance about
the state is pervasive. It’s as if Arunachal Pradesh doesn't exist! When, over conversations,
I would mention I had been working in Arunachal, my interlocutors would be befuddled;
they would paddle questionsat me such as: “Do a lot of Chinese people live in Arunachal?”
No. “Is Arunachal Pradesh a state, or is it part of the Northeast?” It’s both, actually.
“Who is the chief minister of the Northeast?” Uhh. “What's the capital of Arunachal?
Is it Guwahati?” Guwahati is in Assam.
Cluelessness about Arunachal is likely a key cause behind the discrimination against
Arunachalees. People tend, inherently, to be suspicious of people they don't know,
or don't identify with. What makes goons distinctive is that they exploit such a
dynamic, and discriminate—subtly and explicitly, even violently. Nido Tania, son
of an Arunachal Pradesh Member of Legislative Assembly, has been the most notable
victim of such violence. Tania was assaulted in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market on January
29, 2014, in part because of his appearance; he bore the Mongoloid features characteristic
of people from India’s Northeast, and had his hair streaked. He died the next day.
So to Delhiites so fond of questioning others’Indianness: Ask yourself, How much
do I know about this country, especially of its founding ideal that we are an emphatically
diverse polity: comprising people of all sorts of races and all sorts of physical
appearances, and that each is as worthy as the other? Do I know the basic, most rudimentary
facts about an entire state? And what is revealed about the extent of my Indianness
when I let ignorance about a group of Indians slip into discrimination against them?
If the Delhiites in question introspect, they will recognize that the who-is and
who-isn’t-an-Indian problem lies not with Arunachalees—who are every bit Indian and
have every right to the national capital—but with their own selves. Perhaps—gasp!—it
is the goons of Delhi who are not Indian.
Answers to the earlier questions:
3. Inner Line Permit
4. North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA), which itself was earlier called North-East
5. 1 year ago. The creation of an independent judiciary in the state was declared
in 2007, but it was truly established only last year.
6. Tribal law, as evident from the government's official endorsement of the institution
(Abhimanyu Chandra is a 2014-15 Yale Charles P. Howland fellow. An earlier version
of this column was published in Huffington Post India.)
APPDSU stages rally demanding Taloh’s ouster
ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The alleged ‘10 percent commission fixation’ case involving the
Education Department over the construction of Doimukh College last week reached the
Alleging involvement of Education Minister Tapang Taloh, All Papum Pare District
Students’ Union (APPDSU) today staged a protest rally demanding immediate dropping
of Taloh from the Cabinet. Hundreds of people both students and youth took part in
the protest rally which started from Akashdeep in Ganga and culminated at Tennis
Court Indira Gandhi Park here.
It is being claimed that, Taloh’s alleged involvement in the scandal emerged out
recently with an audio CD of the purported voice record transpiring between Taloh’s
OSD Dr Rajan and the contractor, accusing Taloh of demanding 10 percent commission
through his OSD from the contractors in lieu of sanctioned contract works of Govt
College, Doimukh. However, Taloh had shrugged off the allegations as baseless and
concocted, and denied his involvement in a press statement given on March 29, 2015.
The angry protestors holding placards and banners shouted slogans, “Tapang Taloh
Chor hai!, Stop corruption!”. They also strongly demanded the govt to immediately
hand over the case to the SIT for impartial inquiry and immediate stoppage of the
10 percent commission system in the state.
APPDSU also demanded the police to arrest other accused who were the mastermind of
the scandal including OSD to the Education Minister. Expressing resentment over the
police inactivity on the case, APPDSU stated that other accused are roaming free
and the police is yet to arrest them despite lodging of FIR.
Earlier, four persons namely Dubi Ete Lollen, Bimpi Riddi, Tori Gadi and Tame Aking
were arrested by the police for allegedly demanding money from Tana Pekhi Tara of
Doimukh in connection with the sanctioned amount of Rs 12.5 Crore against establishment
of Govt. College at Doimukh. However, the Education Department had clarified that
Rs 12.5 crore is incorrect amount and only an amount of Rs. 2.00 crore for the proposed
construction of Govt. College of Doimukh stands sanctioned.
The APPDSU executive members later submitted a copy of memorandum to the Governor
and the Chief Secretary demanding dropping of Tapang Taloh from the cabinet, handing
over of the case to SIT for impartial inquiry, initiate action against Tapang Taloh
and Dr. Apurva Rajan (OSD) and award exemplary punishment to the culprits involved
in the scandal.
Meanwhile in Boleng, Pangin Boleng Students’ Union organized a protest march on Saturday
demanding Education Minister Tapang Talho’s ouster from the State Cabinet for his
alleged corrupt practice.
The rally was jointly organized by Pangin-Boleng Student Union and public of Pangin-Boleng
which started from IB Boleng and ended at the General Ground. They also burnt Taloh's
effigy amid slogans against the minister's alleged illegal practices.
The was in support of All Papum pare District Students’ Union’s ongoing demand for
dropping Taloh from the ministry for his alleged corrupt practices, said Taki Mize,
President, Pangin Boleng Students’ Union.
Vodafone launches its telecom service in Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Apr 4: Vodafone has launched its telecom service here today.
Inaugurating the service, local MLA Dikto Yekar assured the officials of mobile service
providers all possible help and cooperation and in providing better telecom service
to the consumer. While praising Vodafone India for extending its telecom services
to Daporijo, the MLA appealed to the public to cooperate with mobile service provider.
The MLA also narrated that the various hurdles faced by him and the Vodafone India
in bringing the India’s one of the best mobile service providers to Daporijo.
Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom hoped that introduction of telecom service by Vodafone
will not provide the consumers better telecommunication facilities but also generate
employment opportunities for the unemployed youths. The DC also assured his support
to Vodafone in providing better telecom service in the area. He also acknowledged
the contribution and efforts of the local MLA in bringing Vodafone telecom service
Terming it as a memorable day for the people of Daporijo, SP Taru Gusar asked every
retailer to collect all necessary documents and photographs of the consumers while
applying for a new SIM card to prevent its misuse and avoid any kind of illegal activities.
Wangham appeals for negotiation and to avoid violence
KHONSA, Apr 4: Minister for Civil Aviation, Supply and Transport, Thangwang Wangham
has appealed to the organisation involved in the killing to give up violence and
come to the negotiation table.
Wangham made this appeal today while visiting Khonsa to take stock of the law and
order situation in Tirap district in the aftermath of the killing of 3 Rajput Regiment
jawans in an ambush on 2nd April. The minister who was deputed by the Chief Minister
to visit the district went to the scene of the unfortunate incident and met the people
Later, while interacting with the Tirap Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of
Police at Khonsa, Wangham opined that peace was a pre-requisite for development and
that violence only bred violence, bringing no tangible and lasting solution. He said
that history was evident wherein those who believed in violence and turmoil perished
while those who practised peace and tranquillity flourished.
The DC and SP apprised Wangham on the steps being initiated to bring normalcy and
improve the law and order scenario in the district. They requested the Minister to
press on the state government to take necessary steps for improvement of infrastructures
like Police stations, staff quarters, road connectivity and remove the bottlenecks
that are hampering the smooth functioning of the district Police. DIPRO