NE states still waiting for good days
Central government today unleashed another round of major infrastructure projects.
Govt. of India cleared six road projects and one port sector project with estimated
project cost of around Rs 9,672 crore. It included four National Highway projects,
one each in the state of Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh and two projects in the
state of Uttar Pradesh and one port sector project in the state of Goa.
Much to the disappointment of the people of North East region there was no major
announcement for the NE states. When present government came to power at centre,
people of north east region had huge expectation from them. For years successive
central government has failed to develop the region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
had promised a lot for the region but situation has not improved much. People are
getting impatient and desperately want to see improvement at grass root. The biggest
problem confronting our region is poor road network. The hilly terrain makes it
more difficult for the people to survive. Government of India should especially give
emphasis on improving the road connectivity. It’s surprising that no major road project
has been announced for the region so far. But hopefully in coming budget government
will present a road map for the development of region. There is urgent need for it.
If govt. of India continuous to neglect the region, it will send out wrong message
and sense of alienation will engulf the region.
No law that allows police to assault public
On Feb 2nd at around 7 PM, I went to pick up my younger brother from his tuition
centre at G-extension, Naharlagun from Press Colony, Papu Nallah but there was a
heavy traffic jam near Niba Hospital.
As I was trying to enter the queue, I was not allowed, so very slowly I drove from
the wrong side of the road till Naka point at Yupia road Tri-junction when a sub
inspector along with his team stopped my car and started slapping and kicking me.
I was trying to explain but they didn’t allow me to speak even a single word. As
I was trying to make a call to my parents, they snatched my cell phone and threw
out all my documents and belongings.
Later my parents and I went to the police station Naharlangun where we lodged a complaint.
The officers there apologized for the incident.
If I am violating the traffic rule then the officer should have imposed fine as per
traffic rule. There are no provisions in Indian law that allows police to physically
assault innocent public.
Therefore, I highly appeal to the concerned authority to correct the bad behavior
and harassment by the city police. And their duty is to protect and safeguard the
public but not to misbehave and harass the innocent public.
Press colony, Papu Nalah
Super heroes do exist
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my view on recent transfer order
issued by Governor in the interest of people of Arunachal.
After learning that DC of East Kameng Sandeep Kumar has been transferred to Capital
Complex, I was little disheartened but later realized that his deed has proved the
proverb “action talk louder than words”.
He has done many commendable jobs during his short tenure as DC of Seppa. The people
of Seppa, for the first time felt and experienced real administration. They were
made to realize that law is above all and everyone is equal before law.
His action has made many people to believe that there exist super heroes too. He
was next to messiah for poor and helpless people. The word rationality, punctuality
and justice became his identity.
No word is enough to appreciate his work and measure his ability.
People of East Kameng will always remember you as our super hero and will cherish
your dream of equality, justice and rationality.
May you continue to inspire many more and serve our state in different capacities.
My grand salute to our Sandeep Kumar.
Prey Tayem Dodum
A fortified city
A popular quote states that “when two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets
In the present situation of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, this is true.
But what is more confusing is the fact that, one cannot guess who is fighting with
whom! First, we heard fights among members of the same party with different heads,
then we witnessed fights between two constitutional heads of the state and now between
the Honorable Supreme Court (SC) and the central government for recommending President’s
rule in the state!
In the meantime, the state’s capital has become a fortified city. Security forces
are deployed in every two to three steps. I wonder what they are defending!
All I see and hear is harassment of the people, mostly commuters. If imposition of
President’s rule means fortification and harassment, then the temporary arrangement
of president rule will have long term negative impact on the people.
To make things worse, the burning issues like unemployment, borders conflicts, deteriorating
financial/ economic situation and other important developmental activities are left
It is time our leaders look back and pay attention to the state, start working for
the people’s welfare and work dedicatedly instead of running to Delhi for power or
An Aggrieved citizen
It is regarding the result of ”Research Assistant” which was recently declared. Out
of 13 students selected for viva-voce, only 4 students are from commerce background.
Whereas examination was mostly based on” accountancy”(2nd paper), it seems that the
commerce students of our state need “reservation” in their own field.
When did Dao become a weapon?
Tradition and culture are part and parcel of any society. No society is complete
without the unique culture and traditions they possess. Sikh’s Pagri and Kirpan,
Nepali’s Khukri, Assam’s Gamusa are the geo- indicators of their society.
I am shocked and tremendously surprised how an important agricultural and traditional
tool like “Dao” became a weapon in due course of time? Besides the fact that Dao has
been associated with only one tribe, which is a complete mis-inter-pretation.
A basic item like Dao if rated as a weapon and carrying one is regarded as violation
of rule and present any danger to the law and order situation, then the matter needs
to be discussed seriously before the tradition become a matter of law and order problem.
Dao is a traditional item and it must be the right of every young man and women to
possess it. Breaking of any law and order must be punished according to the law of
Criminals are punished for after they had committed a crime, not before.
It is very disheartening to know that the leaders whoever may be of Arunachal Pradesh
are not concerned about the state. Moreover they are more interested for their chairs
and power. It is very surprising to see that the court proceedings from the permanent
bench, Itanagar to the Supreme Court of India via Ghty High Court is moving very
I imagine why is the Inter State Boundary case left pending at a snail’s pace? If
really they are concerned about it, there should have been speedy trial and permanent
If India can settle the boundary with Bangladesh, why not Assam and Arunachal? The
development in the interstate boundary has come to a complete halt hampering the
life of local inhabitants.