---- Editorial ----
Start large scale drive against encroachers
There is a saying which says, ‘where there's a will there's a way.’ The capital administration
is coming down hard against illegal land encroaches along the national highway to
pave the way for construction of 4 lane highway. Their move is praiseworthy and it
gives hope that someday similar action can be initiated against govt land encroachers
across the state. The strong tactic used by administration seems to be working as
many citizens voluntarily dismantled the building which was under ROW.
The administration is currently carrying out the eviction of those structures which
has not been voluntarily dismantled by the owners. Even though it was feared that
law and order might break down due to carrying out of eviction drive, the whole process
is going on smoothly. Magistrate team comprising of EAC Naharlagun Hento Karga,
EAC Land management Liken Koyu and EAC Itanagar Tame Yajum deserves appreciation
for initiating strong action against the illegal encroachers. The early construction
of 4 lane highway is expected to ease traffic congestion in capital complex. The
denizens of capital should extend every possible help to the authorities so that
4 lane highway works start soon. Also taking cue from present eviction drive, the
capital administration should start identifying government land encroachers in every
nook and corner of capital complex and start the eviction drive. There is growing
scarcity of govt land because of the rampant encroachment. Before it gets too late
capital administration should start massive drive against the illegal land encroachers.
---- Readers Forum ----
It's high time we act
This is regarding the recent issue of adoption of rehabilitation package for Tibetan
refugees by the Govt of Arunachal. I want to emphasize on word refugee and make
it clear that Tibetans are refugee in Arunachal. The current CM, DCM , Speaker and
Member of Parliament belongs to one particular religion and we can empathize with
their feeling as they enjoy good relation with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama but they
should never forget that majority of Arunachal is right now very angry with the decision
of state government. If it were some other Indian state there would have been riots.
But we Arunachalees are peaceful and are not violently reacting to such blunder.
I just want to tell our Arunachalee brothers that it's high time we act before some
people sell us out.
Rape slur on so called nationalist
This is in response to a report under the headline 'RSS Pracharak arrested on rape
and kidnapping charges' published today in your daily. Law says that unless someone
is proven guilty he/she is innocent and therefore let me reserve my judgment on this
case. But after going through the whole news I could make out that something definitely
went wrong and my sympathy is with poor girl and her family.
Strange that a rape charge has been made against a person who represents an organization
(RSS) which claim itself to be a nationalist organization. The members of RSS do
not hesitate to declare those who oppose their view as anti-nationals, Congress supporter,
left supporter and even asks those opposing their view to go to Pakistan to settle
their. After Namsai incident one wonders whether kidnapping and raping of minor girl
is also a nationalistic act. While law will take its own course of action but what
is shocking is the complete silence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, RSS & BJP leaders
of Arunachal and usually vocal MoS Home Kiren Rijiju who loves to remain in media
whole day. Why not a single word of condemnation?
Don't impose Hindutva and Hindi
It was that time when the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh happened to be Mulayam
Singh Yadav and his Kerala counterpart being E.K.Nayanar. Yadav wrote an official
letter to Nayanar in the language of Uttar Pradesh i.e Hindi. Promptly the self-respectful
Nayanar replied to that Yadav letter in Malayalam --- the language of Kerala.
Recently Tathagata Satpathy, BJD MP from Orissa, has promptly replied in Oriya in
response to Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's letter written in the language
of few North Indian states i.e Hindi. However, it is not a bit surprising, given
the track record of the proud Oriya in Satpathy. A couple of years earlier when the
leaders of Bihar-UP possessing racist and imperialist mindset demanded "National
language" status for Hindi (their own demand again proves that Hindi is not India's
"National language") in Parliament on the logic that this language has "maximum number
of speakers", Satpathy demanded that the Crow should be designated as our "National
Bird" since this species has maximum number of members! What a tight slap on the
face of Hindi imperialists?
Hats off to the upright Satpathys and Nayanars for not bowing down to the diktats
of the Hindi brigade who treat their tongue as "Rajbhasa", thereby rendering rest
of the innumerable tongues and their speakers as "Prajas" or mere "subjects" in this
multi-lingual democratic heterogeneous diverse land named India.
And no shame, disgrace and condemnation will be enough for them who threaten the
very base of Indian democracy and its diversity by imposing Hindutva and Hindi on
rest of us. These lot just don't know the very essence of India which is not the
paternal property, personal fiefdom or colony of Hindi speakers and Hindus. The Hindi
imperialists should remember that there is no provision of any particular "National
Language" in the Constitution.
It should remember how the Judiciary (Gujarat High Court) has repeatedly ignored
the claim of Hindi being the "National Language". While Chief Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya
and Justice AS Dave has opined that "HINDI IS NOT A NATIONAL LANGUAGE", the bench
headed by Justice VM Sahai and Justice AJ Desai has boldly declared that "Hindi is
a FOREIGN LANGUAGE in Gujarat" which in spirit means that Hindi is nothing but a
mere North Indian language --- absolutely FOREIGN in non-Hindi speaking states. So
those who are zealously rooting for greatest status of Hindi are actually insulting
the Constitution and seats of Honorable Court of Justice.
Instead of imposing this North Indian language in South, West, East and North-East
India; all scheduled as well as unscheduled (like the tongues in Arunachal Pradesh
or Mizoram) languages be allowed to thrive and prosper in this land of heterogeneity
so that this diverse country remains united.
Garbage dumping poses health hazard
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention to the concerned
authority regarding the dumping of garbage by the local vegetable vendors, meat and
fish sellers as well as the local residents of Chandranagar at main market. It has
become a breeding ground for Mosquitoes and Tug-Of-War Arena for cows and pigs. Especially
the rotten leftover vegetables and fish which the vendors throw every evening worsen
the situation more. Although JCB and Trucks of IMC come every morning except Sunday
and cleans the garbage and for it we are very thankful but still area remains dirty
and absolutely unhygienic.
Since the garbage area is located in the middle of town it not only gives bad impression
to the outsiders but also could be the source of various diseases and illness to
the denizens who resides in the area. Therefore, as a responsible citizen I would
like to put forth my sincere appeal to the concern authority to take necessary measures
by taking strict actions and penalties to the violators.
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