---- Editorial ----
The proposed visit of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh next
month is turning into a major diplomatic row between India and China. Despite China
lodging strong protest, India has declared that visit will go ahead. Dalai Lama is
expected to visit places like Tawang and Bomdila which has large number of Buddhist
followers. The proposed visit has rankled Chinese as they claim on whole of Arunachal
and especially regard Tawang as important part of so-called south Tibet. With both
India and China refusing to budge, there is growing fear that this may led to increase
in tension between two nations.
Both the countries need to tread carefully and avoid taking any such step which will
lead to complete break-down of relation. India and China are heavily armed and have
nuclear war-head pointed towards each other. Two countries fought a bitter war in
1962 and are still struggling to resolve the border dispute. Arunachal is in the
centre of this boundary dispute. People of state had to heavy price in 1962 when
Chinese forces attacked Arunachal and almost captured the whole state. Arunachalee
people are just not ready to bore the brunt of another conflict between India and
China. Dalai Lama is highly revered by Buddhist followers of Tawang and Bomdila.
His visit is an emotive issue for them. But one need to be extremely careful as the
visit has potential to increase hostility in the region.
---- Readers Forum ----
Siang District Headquarters, selection need to be done in following manner.
One day Gram Panchayat wise referendum/ Gram Sabha of all adult individuals residing
with the district must be held to let the majority people choose their place of choice
since, democracy warrants that, majority decision should hold ground, and accepted
by the government. For instance, during elections when we count majority and go by
such decision, why not in selection of the district headquarters which will have
huge ramifications to the lives of people of the district and country as whole in
the infinite future. Further, one day Gram Sabha of all Gram Panchayats under small
Siang District is feasible because, during Republic Day on 26th January'2017' a special
Gram Sabha could be successfully across India as whole to guide developmental planning.
No Minister, MLA, Committe, any small group, etc should be given the power to choose
the place because that will go against the established principle of development for
the people, by the people and to the people; the opportunity for majority decision.
The recently held Chakkha bandh on 27th & 28th February enforced by few villagers
is illegal, violates Constitution and law, create turmoil in the society and hurt
progress of the district and country as whole. Residents of few odd villagers don't
have any right to curtail transactions of activities of lives of larger people of
the district and country. The individuals behind such massive illegal and regressive
activities should be strictly prosecuted as per law with iron hand because the Constitution
has guaranteed the citizens other rightful way of protests.
India needs to act against those who willfully disregard law of the land, create
disorderliness, undermine orderly and safe existence of the society, and sets an
extremely damaging trend for the country as whole.
I request and advice the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to act accordingly.
An open letter to Chief Minister
I have no idea whether you go through Reader’s forum while you read newspapers before
you begin your day. And if you do, I would be happy that my letter is reaching to
Before coming to my motive of writing to you, let me create a pseudo situation. You
might have noticed a big banyan tree near the Department of directorate of Education.
Now let us consider that the particular tree seems to be dying. Now I ask you what
a RFO from non forestry background would do. The best thing he could do is cut the
tree and plant a new one. But that would take another 10- 20 years for the tree to
be fully matured. Now the best solution can be served by a forestry graduate without
actually harming the tree and with proper diagnosis. Because forestry students spends
4 long years mastering about trees and crops.
Now coming to my point. There has been an advertisement about the post of RFO which
conveys that the 50% of the seats are reserved for the forestry graduates and that
also implies that the forestry graduates cannot compete in the remaining 50% seat.
Now where does this reservation norms came from? According to the UPSC reservation
norms 2013 rule 16(4) & (5) clearly tells that the remaining 50% should be opened
to all where forestry students can also compete. You know very well that unlike other
states of India, our state is not equipped with factories and industries that we
can boast of. All we have is forest which covers 80% of our states and that can boost
the economic development of the state.
And if we want to utilize and maintain this wealth gifted by nature, we need a good
officer who is actually capable of bestowing the best service and duty. And this
can be provided by a forestry graduate. Actually, I even wonder whether the candidates
from other graduates even know the scientific name of the tree located near Directorate
I on behalf of all the forestry graduates urge you to intervene in the issue and
deliver justice for wealth of Arunachal Pradesh and all the forestry graduates.
In support of Chief Minister
I can see this phrase is quite true in relation to today's Arunachal politics. Government
changed 2/3times within a year only bringing misery and bad reputation to the people
of Arunachal and its image at centre which is the ultimate source of fund for Arunachal.
But it is us the Public, who faces the biggest loss due to all this tormoil. No development,
No funding. Nothing. During these “chicken” years, we were not able to witness any
But for how long public should suffer and suffer and suffer.
An unstable and ever changing state govt can't bring any developmental activities
into that state. We have witnessed and learned this hard fact in Arunachal, many
a times, very recently. And in this journey we lost a very good human being and People's
CM Kalikho pul. But not anymore. At least now we know, how hard it is to live a life
with an ever quarrelling family. There can never be peace and prosperity. Same goes
to our beautiful state.
Opposition party will always try to bring down current government, misleading public
with all those loopholes they find out in that system. Nobody is perfect. Not even
God. If you keep searching, you can find God. You can find wisdom and knowledge and
ultimately Nirvana. But not perfection. Nothing is perfect. Nobody is perfect.
Few days ago, I met some of my old college colleagues and we talked about state’s
political scenario, and they said "Government kitna change karega yeh log? Ek govt.
ko achcha se chalne dena chahiye. Public ka hi nuksaan hota hai. Waise bhi next assembly
election ko jada time bhi nahin bacha hai" I said. Well, I feel the same.
Even now I can see some anti-government agent commenting against some social media
post I published on facebook about Pema Khandu government's upcoming schemes and
Government job creation. It feels very bad to read and hear such comments and propaganda
they are making even against developmental activities of Pema Khandu. If this people
are not satisfied with government's developmental policies then what they want state
govt. to do? So I call them anti-social elements. They are indirectly harming us
with this type of attitude.
Therefore, my dear friends let us not get carried away by this type of anti-social
element. But rather start to help and support our Chief Minister Pema Khandu and
work together as a one big grand family. Nothing is perfect, not even him but the
way he is coming up with all this welfare policies and developmental agendas, even
within this very short span of his tenure as CM, he is really appreciable. We must
acknowledge that and help him and support him to make our Arunachal better.
Pema Khandu is man of action and believes in practicality and posses a progressive
ideology. Let us give him our moral support and help him.
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