KHONSA, May 29: Wancho Area Development Meet was held on May 26 at Wancho Area Head
The meeting was initiated by 14 Rajput, the army unit located at Longding in coordination
Speaking at the meeting, Col Arun Agarwal, Commanding Officer of the unit emphasized
on the available natural resources in the Wancho belt. He stressed upon the disadvantages
of shifting (jhoom) cultivation and requirement of adopting better environment friendly
practice like step cultivation and terrace farming which is more productive .
Speaking on the social issues, the Col highlighted upon insurgency, development,
poverty etc. He said that the under development and poverty is due to improper use
of the natural resources.
Col Agarwal advised the villagers to open cooperative society at village level to
market the agricultural products.
A part from the Commanding Officer, the public leaders, Anchal Samiti members, ZPM,
Raja and GB of villages attended the meeting. Speaking at the meeting N Wangsu, ADC
Longding highlighted upon the misery of the Wancho Community due to its ignorance
and ancient practices. He also heard public grievances.
The meeting concluded with the speech by WangfyakWangsu, secretary DISHA, wherein
he spoke regarding planting of commercial crops at low volume yielding higher gains.
Nyedar Namlo celebrates its
ITANAGAR, May 29: Hollongi Nyedar Namlo family celebrated its 8th establishment day
at the Namlo premises yesterday.
Deputy Director of Art and Culture department Jomnya Siram and Indigenous Faith and
Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh General Secretary Gichak Taaza attended the
celebration as chief guest and guest of honour.
The day-long celebration started with hoisting of Donyi-Polo flag by the Chief Guest
followed by traditional songs and dances performed by members of Hollongi Nyedar
Beside many believers of Donyi-Poloism from different parts of the state representatives
of Jan Jati Forum from various parts of North East attended the programme and took
part in various traditional activities.
Health Mela at Nafra to mark
SES foundation day
ITANAGAR, May 29: The Vth Foundation Day of the Sajolang Elite Society was celebrated
with great zeal and participation of large number of people from the Sajolang (Miji)
community on May 25 at Nafra.
To mark the occasion, society conducted a Mega Health Camp on May 23 and 24 in
collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Itanagar. Six doctors from Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital Itanagar and dental surgeon from District Medical Officer's establishment
and one medical officer from Tawang were engaged for this mega health camp.
It was a boon for the locals mostly poor who cannot afford to go to the district
headquarter Bomdila for medical check-ups. As many as 2000 patients with different
ailments were benefited from this camp.
18 hearing aids, 2 wheel chairs and 6 crutches were distributed.
Jarjum Ete, President, Galo Welfare Society and Vice-Chairman, Arunachal Indigenous
Tribe's Forum and Sang Dorjee Sidisow Zilla Parishad Member, Thirzino Block graced
the occasion of Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
The meeting was attended by Kiren Rijiju, Ex-MP, Japu Deru, Ex-Minister, Rinchin
Kharu, Ex-MLA, Logiang Rikhung, District Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Liki Dongru ZPM,
Nafra, West Kameng District Panchayat leaders, officers and local public of the society.
The special invitees were Dani Duri, District Medical Officer, Padang Sangyu, District
Transport Officer, Jeevan Yame, Secretary Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress and Sheriff
Nimaso, Spokesperson, All Hrusso (AKA) Socio-Culture Society and AITF member.
The Sajolang (Miji's) Elite Society also strongly condemned the bad remarks against
Nyishi community published in Times of India.
The society said, Sajolang (Miji) and the Hrussos(Aka) which is referred to as "Bangros"
by its Nyishi brethrens share very good and cordial relationship with Nyishis in
West Kameng, East Kameng and Kurung Kumey and all other places. The news report
has deeply hurt the sentiments of the entire Sajolang communities, the society added
and passed a resolution in the meeting condemning the report.
Jarjum Ete, Chief Guest deliberated on the peaceful and harmonious co-existence amongst
all the tribes of the State and also explained the formation of the Arunachal Indigenous
ITANAGAR, May 29: The Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) and the Paktu Area
People’s Forum condemned the arrest of Kenbom Bagra (Advocate) who is the legal adviser
of Paktu Ao organizations.
Bagra has been arrested on false and fabricated FIR lodged by a contractor, Association
claimed in a release today.
Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association and Paktu Area People’s Forum had earlier raised
the issue of low quality of work and asked the said contractor and others to improve
the quality of work being carried out by them at Government Higher Secondary School,
Aalo, said the release while adding that for demanding qualitative work by the
Association and the Fourm, its legal adviser Bagra has been made a scapegoat.
ITANAGAR, May 29: Over 200 graduate and unemployed youths of Arunachal Pradesh in
a meeting on May 27 formed a new organization, namely All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed
Youth Organization (AAPUYO) and selected Tarh Atung and Rajesh Pakba as president
and general secretary respectively.
ITANAGAR: The Foundation day of NCP will be celebrated at Naharlagun on 10th June.
To mark the day, public functions, workers conferences, party conventions, seminars
and public meeting will be organized in various parts of the state.
ITANAGAR: Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society would organize Saka Dawa from June
2 to 15 followed by recitation of ‘Bum’ from June 4 at Thupten Ga-Tselling monastery.
The society appealed all Buddhists residing in Itanagar to participate in the prayer
offering on 49th day of Dorjee Khandu’s death to let his soul to rest in peace, which
falls on June 17th.
ITANAGAR: A group of 7 people in Upper Siang district have appealed to the state
Govt to initiate an enquiry against DF&CSO, Yingkiong alleging that the officer has
illegally allotted huge quantity of BPL/AAY rice to a FPS Simar, Yingkiong township
where there is no BPL/AAY beneficiaries.
In its letter to the Chief Secretary on May 23, the group further said an FIR has
been lodged against the said officer for alleged illegal allotment of PDS item.
They further said that efficient officer who can deliver justice to the people be
posted in place of present incumbent as early as possible.
In a news item published in this daily on May 28 last, it was wrongly mentioned as
ADO Sonajuli in place of ADO, Sonajuli farm. Omission of the word ‘farm’ is regretted.
The ‘GWS’ was wrongly placed in a headline of a news items published in this daily
on May 29. It should be read as ‘GSU’ in place of ‘GWS’. The mistake is deeply regretted.
Should Pertin be hanged
This is in response to the letters published in your esteemed News Paper in reader's
forum. I am a close relative of Kirpa Pertin. Our family is keeping silent all the
long despite all sorts of news items carried in all the leading news papers of the
state. But seeing the reactions which are coming after the publication "Give justice
to my daughter" we are compelled to break our silence and bring out what exactly
we as his family feel. Since the victim family is our distance cousin, we never supported
Kirpa Pertin if he had really committed the crime as alleged. We sincerely intended
to take the matter in Kebang and give justice to the victim girl as per Adi Kebang
rules after deliberation, if the allegation is established as because more serious
nature of cases are tried and decided in Kebang. But the matter was immediately reported
to police and case was registered at PS Tinsukia, Assam and hence no scope for Kebang
was left. Since the matter has gone to the court we believe the law will take its
course and surely give justice. The victim family had more faith in the court of
law and police, therefore it is advisable that the outcome of the investigation be
waited and if not satisfied can go for further action as laid down in Cr. P.C. Seeking
bail is a right given to any individual and if Kirpa Pertin as accused has done so
he has done no wrong. The High Court after examining the case record and deliberation
has granted bail. This is as per the provision laid down in law of the land for which
he has done no wrong. He has been placed under suspension and disciplinary proceeding
initiated as per service rules but despite all these, the concerned authorities are
accused of doing nothing. How can Api Pertin of Bolung Village accused the MLA J.
Tayeng of doing nothing when he had even raised the issue in the Assembly and appeal
to concerned authorities to take stern action. How can the ABK and other Adi Organizations
be blamed when the matter has been given directly to police ? As for their turn they
have already appeal for stringiest action.
Dear readers, we appeal to you all to pressurize the investigating agency to dig-out
the truth in any way you can but please don't be carried away by emotion by going
through a write up in the News Paper. We sincerely believe that justice will be done
and if found guilty, Kirpa Pertin may be condemned to any degree of punishment. However
since the case is still under investigation, lets not go by reading a news publication
alone which may not be the whole truth. Just because Kirpa Pertin is an engineer
and presuming that he has money and will buy his way through. Should he be hanged
APSCW always welcome the aggrieved parties
This is in reference to various letters published in ‘Readers’ Forum’ column of your
daily regarding the rape case committed by one Kirpa Pertin.
I, being the Chairman of APSCW, would like to inform that, even before receiving
a written complaint of the case we had taken suo motto cognizance of the case on
January 14, 2011.
The APSCW contacted the ASP Tinsukia since the place of incident falls in Assam to
take the first hand information of the case and for the immediate arrest of the accused.
I personally spoke to chairperson of Assam State Commission for Women for further
back up and support of the rape case.
The then member Secretary spoke to IO Mr. Nath and ASP Saikia of Tinsukia Police
Station and SP Lower Dibang Valley. They informed that the case has been registered
and notice served to neighboring districts of Assam and Arunachal for the immediate
arrest of the culprit.
Simultaneously, a press release was also published on January 14, 2011. The APSCW
on May 23, 2011 had sent a written request to the SP Tinsukia for an update of the
case. It was informed by the additional DSP (Crime) that accused Kirpa Pertin’s arrest
warrant had been issued to the concerned authority. It was also informed that the
accused had taken anticipatory bail from Guwahati High Court. APSCW also contacted
the Chief Engineer PHED, who informed that the accused is on suspension. The APSCW
called on the concerned authorities, NGOs and various civil societies to voice atrocities
against girls and women and reiterated to award stringent punishment to the accused.
APSCW also took initiative regarding arrest of the accused of a rape case in Kanubari.
It was informed by the SI Khonsa that criminal case has been registered against the
accused and he is under police custody since May 5, 2011. The APSCW lauds the concerned
authority for the prompt action to deliver justice to the minor girl.
It may also be mentioned that the APSCW Act 2002 under section 14(1) the Commission
shall all purpose of any enquiry under this Act have the same powers as vested in
the civil court while trying a suit under the code of civil procedure 1908 (central
Act 5 of 1908) in respect to summoning and enforcing attendance to any enquiry of
in-justice to women.
And in situation of injustice of criminal in nature ‘The APSCW Act 2002’ under the
powers conferred can conduct preliminary enquiry by themselves and also can constitute
adhoc committee under clause (a) of sub section (i) of section 15 APSCW Act 2002
to report the findings and the recommendation to the concerned government authority
for action. The implementation of the prosecution is to be carried out by the concerned
authorities on the recommendation of the Commission.
APSCW office is always open and any aggrieved parties are welcomed to approach the
APSCW for support as well as facts regarding action taken up.
Is there a space reserved
Apropos your article 'Govt to take action against media for publishing news of militants',
its worth questioning the print and electronic media as to what is the permissible
limit of 'freedom of press'? I have seen many newspapers depicting photos of armed
militants brandishing their firearms in a blatant show of defiance in some so called
'undisclosed location'. Their motto is clear: To spread terror. The question here
is; Shall we still call it as freedom of press? Or shall I presume that there is
a pillar reserved for the the pseudo freedom fighters from among the 'four pillars'
Yazali, (on email)
It is time to start eviction process
While welcoming the painstaking step taken by East Siang DC, his official team and
District Land Allotment Advisory Board (DLAAB) for physical verification of all illegally
occupied Govt land in Pasighat Township, I would like to request the district administration
to take strong step to save the town and ensure that Govt land in the township is
not encroached again by private individuals.
It is sad to mention here that relatives of some high level officers are occupying
the land illegally for the last 6-7 years and the oldest town of the state has been
facing rampant encroachment. Intruders have not even spared the premises of Govt
compound. It is also found that department allotted land is being transferred to
concerned officers of respective department with recommendation of transfer of land
Therefore, I request the Pasighat DC to set up a fact finding committee or enquiry
committee to come clean on the whole matter immediately and cancel dubious land allotment
certificates in deptt concerned.
I would also like to suggest the administration to start eviction process immediately
without discrimination from top to bottom and also request to DLAAB not to take up
any land allotment process before eviction process is completed. I, in the capacity
of ZMP assure all kind of support to the district administration in this regard.
The people of Bogong Bango will always support the district administration for right
Bogong Anchal Block
Please take up the issue
I would like to support and voice my opinion regarding the condition of "G-extension
road Naharlagun", which stretches from G -extension Tinali to Damsite.
I thank Readers Forum for highlighting the issue. Since many years, I have not witnessed
any work on the part of PWD or AP Govt. for its maintenance, except for instances
of temporary mud filling, which anyways washes away.
I humbly request the govt and concerned officials to initiate the work. It’s my request
to concerned MLA & colony welfare societies and unions to please take up the issue
Naharlagun, (on email)
Next time, it may your turn
to be misguided
I would like to draw attention of citizens regarding misguiding agents working for
some reputed companies like Reliance Life Insurance Company. These agents lure innocent
and ignorant people to invest in various schemes in the companies without giving
clear details about the risk involved in it.
On March 31, 2008, a relative of mine requested me to invest in one of the schemes
and promised me 30 per cent growth per annum. On May 14, 2010, I was given a statement
that showed that my money had come down to 87,670 from one lakh. Again on May 16,
2011, the amount further reduced to 74,807. In between this period, I kept visiting
the RLIC office and requested them to monitor my funds so that I at least get back
my principal amount.
Later they told me to switch my funds which I don’t understand and as per my knowledge
it is their duty to manage the funds. On request to switch the fund, I was told “Anyi,
aap mera under five lakhs invest kordo, hum sab achcha se dekhbhaal kar dega. Aap
ka 74 thousand kuch nahi hai, adjust ho jayega”. Now When I ask my relative under
whose persuasion I invested my money, to help me out, he ignores me and does not
care about what has happened.
So, I want to implore all the ignorant citizens like me to be aware of these agents
who may be your friends and relatives, who only care about few incentives and not
about what happens to the hard earned money of others.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.