Engage rebel groups in dialogue process
When BJP government came to power at centre, there was lot of hope that North East
region will reap the benefit of development process promised by them. However it’s
going to be almost 2 years since Narendar Modi led government came to power at centre
but situation has not changed much. Militancy which has become biggest obstacle in
the developmental process is still thriving in the region. Government has failed
to bring out a proper policy to tackle the insurgency problem. Even though last year
central government signed a historic peace agreement with NSCN (IM), peace continuous
to elude the region. For some strange reason barring NSCN (IM) central government
has not initiated any concrete efforts to bring rebel group operating in the region
to the negotiation table.
To ensure faster development first of all they should initiate dialogue process
with all the rebel groups. Peace is the most important requisite to bring development
in the NE region. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gears up for his 2 days visit to
Northeastern states starting tomorrow, one can only hope that he will take care of
all these issues. Ahead of his visit, Modi today said his government is working for
all round development of the region. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said he will
leave no stone unturned to fulfill aspirations of Northeast. It is really heartening
to hear that Modi is serious about turning things. Besides giving further boost to
the developmental process, Modi government should try to engage the various rebel
groups. Unless peace returns, situation will not change in the region.
Accept gracefully the wish of the MLAs
As we know India is a democratic country which means “Government of the people, by
the people, for the people.” We also know in our country, elections are held every
5 years and people elect their representatives as per their conscience and best judgment.
Finally, the party having majority in the Assembly forms the Government, becoming
the People’s Government. Now the most pertinent question is, who chooses or elects
the Chief Minister and Speaker of the Assembly? We believe that this is exclusive
power of the MLAs to elect them. So, the question of the common people’s involvement
in choosing the duo does not arise here. It’s a shame all, being the CM & the Speaker,
they lost the confidence of the Members of the House, and both of them went to the
court in search of Hon’ble MLAs. Is there any Hon’ble MLA in the court to support?
If this practice is to be continued than time has come to file a lawsuit against
the voters in their respective constituencies by those who lost election?
Interestingly now there is crisis of vehicle tyres in every workshop In the Capital
Complex, being forcibly taken by the Congress leaders for burning and recreational
purposes on national highway.
Secondly, we are entering into the age of civilization i.e. 21st century where we
always advocate for preservation of our culture and tradition including the traditionally
prestigious animal “the Mithun” whose image has been lowered down to such a level
that it is beyond redemption. Is the Raj Bhavan a suitable place for Mithun sacrifice?
Definitely not! If the Governor has accepted to make family relations with Nabam
Tuki & Nabam Rebia, as per our Nyishi society Marriage system, then only it is accepted
subject to the approval of the Government to sacrifice a Mithun in the vicinity of
the Raj Bhavan.
Education to women means education to whole family. But in the recent series of protests
it is very unfortunate to see that women were used as a weapon to save their chair.
We failed to understand the bizarre activities of today’s women who made their private
parts as source of income and sold it for such purpose. We urged the Government to
make a policy or Act to implement women’s naked body in latter and spirit.
Road blockage: it is the duty of the Government to see that the road blockage is
not done by the so called organizations, associations, etc. that people are safe
in the hands of the Government. But, sadly in Arunachal Pradesh it is just the opposite.
This is an ardent appeal to the “NES” and “ANSU” to remain neutral in these crucial
times where the State is going through political turmoil. Since we believe NES and
ANSU is the community based organizations which is a non-political registered society
and thereby, requested to respect the MLA’s decision. We also request both the organization
not to misguide our Nyishi youths for someone’s individual interest.
Regarding Kalikho Pul’s audio clip, whom did he malign, what some of our people are
doing has been highlighted by him. We must accept the amount of mistake being done
by some section of our community. However, let us be clear that who are the persons
in our community who are tarnishing the image of the society. And please do not generalize
all the Nyishi, since there are lots of refined Nyishi in the community.
To epitomize, let the Government run as per the wish of the people’s representatives,
whom we have elected. The Government should avail the confidence of the MLAs in running
the Government and not in the form of violence and seek justice from the court. This
is not the way of functioning of Government in democratic country like India.
Banares Hindu University
With deep pain and in depressed state, I would like to urge the Arunachal Pradesh
Public Commission to declare the APPSCE mains result as soon as possible as it has
already taken 3 years to conduct this exam.
It has already been almost 6 months since we wrote the mains paper but still there
is no communication from the commission.
I am personally in the state of depression with no hope but I wish that Commission
come out with the result as soon possible and at least try to regain its lost glory
by being fair and responsive to our queries!
Continuous animal abuse for cultural and religious practices
Apropos to the nationwide controversy about allowing highly debated bull run practise
in Tamil Nadu , it is time to say that the world’s largest democracy need to show
maturity in demonstrating that they are serious enough in protecting animal rights
like other progressive democracies across the globe. In this new millennium one wonders
how people in some parts of the nation could support animal abuse in the name of
age-old socio-cultural practices like Jallikattu.
Such practices are detrimental to international rules and regulations and are looked
upon across the world as examples of outright animal abuse. Political appeasement
should not come in the way of harassing and bullying defenseless animals in the name
of religious and cultural practices and as a source of entertainment in the 21st
century. The whole world is watching us and if we even fail to secure and protect
some animals what are we left with to deliver to the rest of the world? The Indian
judiciary has positively stepped forward in the right direction staying the practise
with exemplary guidelines.
Now the Supreme Court needs to completely ban such activities involving abuse of
animals across the nation. The tradition of donating and keeping elephants in South
Indian temples should also be brought under scanner as this is also not acceptable
under the wildlife regulations of the country; yet widely practiced on the basis
of religious superstitions.
I urge the people of Southern India to seriously introspecting these socio-cultural
practices of outright animal abuses and come forward as global citizens to eradicate
them; and demonstrate to the world that they care for defenseless animals and would
not allow their continuous abuse in the name of social, cultural and religious practices
or for so called entertainment.
Saikat Kumar Basu