12-hour bandh against CRPF atrocities ends peacefully
AIMSU demands arrest of culprits, SP assures action
ROING, Dec 27: A dawn to dusk bandh called by All Idu Mishmi Student Union (AIMSU)
in protest against the atrocities allegedly committed by the D/186 of Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF) to the local people of the Lower Dibang Valley District ended
According to sources, a scuffle in between a CRPF personnel and a local boy at Nirjule
bus counter at the heart of the market on Dec 25 snowballed into this magnitude.
The CRPF personnel after a brawl rushed to the camp and invited 20 to 30 another
personnel and started beating everyone found there and brought the entire market
to close. The personnel equipped with hockey sticks, cricket bats and stamps, rifle
butts started hitting innocent public brutally and ruthlessly. A person was hospitalised
and another two suffered minor injuries and many paddlers and vehicular persons were
also became victims, sources said.
“My brother was beaten inhumanly without reason, the main person that had a skirmish
with the personnel fled from the spot, when I reached the spot and when enquired
about the reason they even kicked me using vulgar words,”rued the victim brother.
However, an emergency meeting was held at DC’s chamber under the chairmanship of
T Karga SP in absence of DC to take the situation under control.
Condemning the incident, SP said, ‘we have already registered a case against the
CRPF personnel based on FIR lodged from victims side’. An enquiry committee will
be constituted to find out the actual facts, the SP assured. He also appealed the
student unions and the people not to take law at their hand and cooperate with the
administration and police for logical solution of the matter.
CRPF station at the hub of the township is blunder from the administration side,
said Namo Linggi ZPM Roing while terming the act of CRPF personnel unjustified. If
the protector of law himself is creating these sorts of anarchy then what would be
the security of the common man? , Linggi questioned.
Citing more unruly incidents, Chiliko Meto Zilla Chairperson LDV expressed resentment
over the way the CRPF approaches toward the indigenous people. He also suggested
shifting of the personnel from the heart of the township. While submitting a four-point
ultimatum to the SP, Tone Mickro, General Secretary AIMSU came down heavily to the
personnel and citing the incident as shameful and anti-indigenous. “The CRPF treats
us as dogs! We fight every injustice happen with us, how the CRPF without 144 or
Curfew can close the shops and lathicharge everybody. Every civil society should
condemn such irresponsible act done by the CRPF”, Tone reacts.
They also alleged the D/186 CRPF for creating several unruly behaviours against ladies
at the market premises. The AIMSU ultimatum demanded that CRPF personnel of D/186
must be booked immediately and terminate from the service, CRPF camp must be shifted
from headquarter, all the medical expenses of the victims must be borne by the CRPF
and a written apology must be given publicly by the CO of the D/186 company through
all state dailies, local and weekly newspaper.
Besides, L C Yadev commandant and representative of CRPF from Tezu, M Pertin EAC
& Incharge DC, A Pertin EAC, T Miso SDO, Jali Umpo and Rakesh Tacho COs, student
also participated in the threadbare day long meeting.
Animal health camp at Parasuram kund
NAMSAI, Dec 27: “Parasuram Kund” apart from having “the Kund (Temples) also have
Goushala where more than 400 number of cattle get shelter. These cattles are the
progeny of donated cows by devotees.
The Goushala is not in a position to accommodate such large number of cattle, owing
to which number of diseases and ailments often affect these animals.
As a part of animal welfare activity R. K. Sharma ADC, Namsai organized an “Animal
Health Camp” on Dec 26 with the help of “Athena Group” in collaboration with Animal
Husbandry & Veterinary Deptt. Lohit District (A.P.) More than 350 cattle were examined
and treatment rendered to 210 cattle.
The Camp was attended by 6 (six) Veterinary Doctors, 14 (fourteen) paraveterinarian
& 8 (eight) attendant. Dr. D. P. Singh, Dist. AH & Vety, Officer Lohit District (A.P.)
was the team leader.
ADC Namsai expressed satisfaction over successful completion of the camp at Parasuram
Kund. He also assured that the Temple improvement society will be extended with all
possible help for protection and welfare of these precious animals belonging to
a sacred and holy place like “Parasuram Kund.”
Claims and counter-claims over construction of church
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The tussle over construction of a church at Namsai continued and
refused to die down with claims and counter claims over the plot of land meant for
church construction are still pouring in.
Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC) claimed that the plot
of land for church construction was purchased from the legal landowner. It is not
community land as claimed by TKSC and TKSU, it said.
APCRCC further said that plot for the church does not come under the Supreme Court’s
notification as it is neither a public street, public park or public place, “but
a legally purchased plot at the outskirts of the town.”
Church be allowed to be reconstructed immediately at Namsai, the APCRCC said and
lamented over, what it called, the failure of the state Govt and ADC Namsai to provide
police protection as ‘the church construction was carried on with assurance of police
protection by concerned authorities.” On the other hand, Indigenous Faith and Cultural
Society of Arunachal Pradesh(IFCSAP) maintained that the CRC’s claim that the deed
agreement of land and construction of church to be ‘undisputed’ is not true but malicious.
“Padma Dolley is a non-local resident and as per the customary laws of the area,
the person can not hold a land in the locality. The ‘Gift deed’ signed by Sukheen
Manchoom, son of Padma Doley is also doubtful and illegal,” IFCSAP said. Therefore,
it said, the question of transferring the land by him does not arise and the matter
can not be termed as legally correct as stated by the church authority.
IFCSAP finds it hard to believe that the people of Namsai- who are the followers
of Buddhism - have resorted to violence without provocations and appealed the church
to set an example of tolerance and high spiritual values to maintain the state’s
secular credentials. The IFCSAP also urged the state government to do all the needful
to maintain peace and tranquility and to check further escalation of the matter.
AEKSU allege misappropriation of fund
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Alleging misappropriation of fund amounting to Rs 406 lakh sanctioned
under SPA for construction of infrastructure for SDO headquarter at Seijosa, All
East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU), Seppa demanded that state Govt constitute a
special investigation team(SIT) within 15 days to investigate and find out the officials
responsible for mismanagement of fund for necessary action.
Though an amount of Rs 1.5 crore reportedly released for the contractors, AEKSU,
in a release said that remaining payment for the contractors should be stopped till
the investigation team find out the truth.
Mass awareness campaign on H1N1 reaches Anjaw
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: As part of its ongoing special publicity campaign on influenza
A H1N1 the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Govt. of India organized publicity
programmes in Anjaw district from Dec 23to 27.
During the 5-day campaign Tezu and Nampong unit of DFP organized awareness programmes
on H1N1 virus in rural and remote areas of Hayuliang sub division in collaboration
with District Health Society and Local Administration. The main programme was held
at Hayuliang on Saturday in which HODs, local leaders, health workers and people
from all walks of life participated.
The Chairperson, Anjaw Zila Parishad , B.Tega who presided over the programme as
Chief Guest while appreciating the DFP and District Health Society for taking the
initiative for such awareness programmes first time in Anjaw district said that
doctors of the district are aware of the situation and competent to tackle any eventuality.
"Health is Wealth" he said and appealed the people take maximum benefits from such
an important campaign to protect them from H1N1.
Dr. S. Tayang, SMO and District Surveillance Officer in his power point presentation
on Swine Flu said that it has become a major health concern of the world and it can
be controlled by creating awareness among the people.
With increase in number of cases and affected countries it has the potential to adversely
affect essential services like health, public transport, food supplies, air traffic
and administrative functions etc. Dr. Tayang explained in length about mode of its
spread, clinical signs, symptoms and precautionary measures to be taken to keep away
from H1N1virus. He also gave an overview of previous influenza pandemics that took
millions of human life.
In his welcome address Raj Kumar, Joint Director, DFP explained aims and objective
of such awareness campaign and said that taking precautions and following "Do’s and
Don’ts" are the only effective means for protection from the H1N1 virus. He also
exhorted the participants to share the knowledge about H1N1 with their friends, relatives
and neighbours and encourage them to take all necessary steps for protection from
swine flu. The Circle Officer, Hayuliang and Guest of Honour T.R.Tapu asked the people
to practice the habits of properly washing hands, covering nose and mouth while coughing
and sneezing in their daily life. He said administration is well prepared and ready
to face any challenge.
Other health issues like Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Child Care were also included in the
programme, Dr. T.Rago ,M.O. and Dr. N.Dupit, M.O. spoke on these themes in details.
Similar programmes will also be organized in West Siang and Changlang districts during
Tezu Govt Hr Sec School celebrates school week
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: The Govt. HS School is celebrating its 27the school week with traditional
extravaganza from Dec 26 last.
The chief guest of the inaugural day was Tezu MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Transport
Karikho Kri . He appealed student community to inculcate discipline, and moral values
to shoulder future responsibilities of society.
The school week is a forum to search out hidden talents among the students in different
fields and such occasions should go merrily to its logical conclusion. Govt. HS School
had a lion share in the dawn of visible developments initiated at Tezu Sunpura in
the last five years and renewed effort will be put in his second tenure for the development
of the school. Expressing his deep concern over the flow of products of addict in
the Tezu market from out side, Kri appealed youth force to refrain from use of such
substances which can damage physical and mental health of young generation. The PS
also administered oath and took salute from the contingents of various houses.
The Principal of the school and school captain outlined the progresses, achievement
and significance behind annual celebration of the school week in the school. DIPRO
School Chalo Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: All Upper Siang District Students’ Union has decided to launch
School Chalo Abhiyan in the district from January 15-27 next.
During the campaign, the union will assess the availability of school infrastructure
facilities including furniture and text book and other academic performance. Besides
these, the union will also carry out various developmental meeting and works.
Development underrates the pristine beauty of Ziro valley
ZIRO, Dec. 27: One of the most beautiful places in state, Ziro valley today is slowly
turning into ghost town as a result of rampant illegal and inappropriate construction
in the name of development. Beautiful pine trees once the sign of natural beauty
are gradually being replaced by concrete buildings which is transforming Ziro and
its adjoining area into an urban nightmare. This town nowadays looks more like a
construction site with everywhere new buildings coming up with each passing day.
Large areas of forest and government lands have been encroached up on by local population.
While every citizen of Ziro understands that their town is facing lot of problem
out of haphazard and illegal constructions, very few are willing to speak out in
open forum. They believe that with development urbanization definitely arrives. But
someone like Subu Hinda, a college student cannot bear the pain of seeing his beautiful
home town metamorphosing into a lost town. “Beauty of Ziro and Hapoli has gone hiding
behind those concrete buildings. Everywhere I can see construction of new buildings
going on and sometimes I feel commonwealth games is being organized here,” said Hinda
on a lighter vein.
Apart from changing geography of town, these haphazard constructions is having environmental
effect too with temperature of Ziro valley rising each year though some may attribute
it to global warming.
“There’s no doubt that winter is becoming less cold and summer is getting hotter.
Our grandparents tell us that once Hapoli and Ziro used to receive snow during winter.
Now it sounds more like a fairy tale,” said Hinda. What astonishes people like Subu
Hinda and many more is that Ziro valley finds its name among major literate centre
of Arunachal Pradesh and yet people here have not valued the importance of preserving
Longding district yet to see the light of the day
Much to the delight of the Wancho people, Dorjee Khandu led Govt had announced the
creation of the Longding district bifurcating the Tirap district. But the proposed
new district is yet to see the light of the day, as there is no official notification
regarding creation of the said district.
Therefore, we the senior citizens, PR leaders, Church leaders, public leaders and
student community request the Govt for early notification of Longding district before
2011 census. If it is not notifified earlier, the district will have to wait for
another ten years (2021 census) for its recognition.
Moreveover, the proposed district needs lot of development activities like road
infrastructure, construction of Govt quarters besides improvement of health sector.
Therefore, we humbly request the present Govt for early notification of the district
and allocation of more budgetary fund for the speedy development of the area.
Zilla Parishad Member
Yet another bridge of Gammon falls
The breaking news flashing on the TV Screens displaying the debris of the Kota bridge
is not the first time that a bridge built by the Builder Giant Gammon India Limited
has collapsed. In the past few months we have witnessed the Delhi Metro Incident
and some other bridges built by this Builder Giant.
It is of grave concern to us that the bridge over river Siang is built by this Giant.
The cause of worry is that building even 30% of the bridge took more than 15 years,
but the remaining 70% was built in a period of few years, taking a total of 22 years.
Also, I personally have never seen a bridge which is not flat but protruding at many
locations. The bridge has many protrudings or bulges. The people including my self
never know if it is really safe to have a ride at the back of this majestic bridge,
although the view from above it is really beautiful and scenic.
An appreciable move indeed
A move to open NIT in Arunachal is indeed appreciable a lot. This will definitely
open a window of technocrates in our state. A state with enourmous resources complimented
with beauty has long been under dark shadow of ignorance from past national and state
With NIT coming up, addition to NERIST, state will come on India's techno map. People
of Arunachal are naturally talented. Only problem is lack of right education system
supported by good infrastructure right from primary level to degree, post graduate
and doctorate. With NIT coming up, I hope to see Arunachalee best among better in
world in time to come in fields of science and technology.
Hopefully the project will be finished sooner and allocated resources are not lost
in any opportunist's pocket.
Computer engineer, Delhi
Request to postpone ATASU conference
I, on behalf of the some of the aspirants of the APPSCC prelim examinations to be
helf on January 10 next, would like to appeal the executive members of All Tali Area
Students’ Union (ATASU) to postpone and reschedule the proposed 13th general conference
cum election of ATASU to suitable date since the conference cum election would be
incomplete without active participation of educated youth of the area who are at
the same time are preparing for the APPSCCE. Moreover, it will not be possible for
the candidates to reach the examination centers after reaching Pipsorang for the
A suggestion to Govt
I request the authorities concerned to construct another short cut link road connecting
NH-52 A with the road towards Election office/directorate offices from just below
the present Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at F-sector, Itanagar in greater interest of the
office goers, pedestrians and old and wane people.
The present single road at a congested place of four-lane junction is causing heavy
traffic jam during pick hours due to which there is every possibility of road accident.
Construction of said road would cost the Govt less than that of a human life in case
An old timer, Subhash Gosh who has been living here since 1984, running a grocery
shop and has witnessed changing dynamic of Ziro valley feels that lack of farsightedness
and lackluster attitude on the part of the Government has contributed to destruction
of this beautiful town. “Most of government land are being encroached but authorities
are keeping mum. I feel sad to see present condition of Ziro town, where I have spent
major part of my life and which I regard as my home town,” regrets Subhas. But he
still hopes that things may change for better in coming days when local people will
understand the need of preserving flora and fauna of the state for coming generation.
Christmas celebrated at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Christian Revival Church (CRC) Rajawa at Seppa has joined the rest
of the world in celebrating the joyous festival of Christmas with colourful programmes
including songs, dances and sports competitions.
Vice-president APCRCC David Pertin who attended the programme as key speaker said
that Christmas is a time to search and an occasion to allow Christ to born in our
He reminded the congregation that spreading peace, love and joy amongst the mankind
are the principles of Christ and one should strive to imbibe these in life.
Pastor Loku Yaffa, Organising secretary Papul Gyadi and service leader Rige Paffa
also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR: May the occasion of Muharram usher better understanding and tolerance amongst
our people and promote harmony and brotherhood in the society. This was the message
from Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh to the people on the occasion of Muharram.
In his message, the Governor said Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar
mourns the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet. It
is observed all over the world as an occasion to enlighten us the true message of
Prophet Mohammad, that the faith of a true Muslim is not only concepts and beliefs
but also a call to social action of pristine piety. It is an occasion which should
infuse a spirit of ultimate faith in Almighty and promote a feeling of love and sacrifice,
ITANAGAR: Chambang Area Sangcha Ajing Association (CASAA) appreciated MLA Takam Tagar
for his assurance to restore the damaged water supply tank and PWD, NABARD road from
Dari to Chambang during his recent visit to the area.
The association further expressed hope that under Tagar’s tenure the area will achieve
all round development.
Cong. foundation day
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee is celebrating 124 congress foundation
day on December 28 at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar.
On the occasion Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu along with APCC members would distribute
fruits at RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and APCC President Nabam Tuki will distribute
the fruit at General Hospital Naharlagun.