---- Editorial ----
Insecurity gripping minority communities
In a democratic country like India every religion is respected and people have the
right to practice their religion without any fear. Religion is deeply sentimental
issue and it is the duty of democratically elected government to show respect to
every religion. But few incidents in the last 3 years have created fear among minority
communities. The Government of India's decision to celebrate Good Governance Day
on December 25, which is Christmas and commemoration of digital India day on Good
Friday, has become a big talking point.
The Christian community of India, which is usually not as vocal as other religious
minority group like Muslim, Sikh has made its displeasure known to government over
this move. In our state, the Arunachal Christian Forum has raised this issue and
has asked the government not to hurt the religious sentiment of minority community.
Though BJP issued clarification saying it is just matter of coincidence, the issue
has touched raw nerve. The incidents of attacks on minority communities have risen
across India. In the name of cow protection, Muslims are being repeatedly targeted.
So far two people have been murdered by the vigilante group. There is growing insecurity
among the minority communities. Sadly union government has not taken any steps to
dispel the insecurity gripping minorities.
---- Readers Forum ----
Polluting the air
With due respect, I would like to draw the attention of all the responsible people
and concern authority of capital city regarding air pollution caused by burning of
house waste (plastic/bottles) in their respective compound.
They think that it is their compound, their property, their waste. But they are forgetting
that it is a very serious offence.
I just want to tell these wrongdoers through that they are not doing something great.
They should know when and where to burn these waste or try finding alternate ways.
It’s a humble request to all wrongdoers please try to understand the meaning of civic
sense and be human. Stop burning waste, we live near you.
Moreover, I wonder daily what if everyone starts committing this offence at regular
interval. I think our place will be exactly as the imaginary hell. Therefore, I earnestly
would like to urge responsible people and concern department to control this act
of wrongdoing and stop the wrongdoers from doing it.
Clean City, Green City, My City,
B. Lee, Itanagar
Together we are Arunachal
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to convey a small message
to the people of my state. It’s not actually conveying a message but a feeling that
I experienced being an Arunachalee. It was the day when I attended a meeting with
some board members from an organisation on the capability to create something innovative
for the community or for the country. As the meeting was going on they were showing
the various sectors they have covered. It was that, their organisation had no sign
of Arunachal Pradesh in any innovation. It was really a disappointing.
There are many students with ideas who are capable of doing something extraordinary
for our state. Not only for our state but for the whole nation, we would not want
that idea to fade away just because we lack funding, mentoring and proper channeling
of the idea. We must come up with something new.
This is a message for younger generations of Arunachal Pradesh that we are the future
of Arunachal. Do the best in which you are the best. Always follow your profession
because no one can be like you. Everyone has a unique capability of doing something
great and truly it’s our duty to take out our state forward. Alone, we are nothing
but together, we are Arunachal.
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