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Wancho area development meet

KHONSA, May 29: Wancho Area Development Meet was held on May 26 at Wancho Area Head Quarters, Longding.

The meeting was initiated by 14 Rajput, the army unit located at Longding in coordination with DISHA.

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

establishment day

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 Namlo.

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 Tribe's Forum.

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News Impact

PAYWA condemns arrest

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.


AAPUYO formed

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.


Foundation day

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.


Saka Dawa

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.


Enquiry demanded

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

without trial?

Dear Editor,

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 without trial?


Kaling Pertin,

Rayang Village



APSCW always welcome the aggrieved parties

Dear Editor,

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.


Komoli Mossang

Chairperson, APSCW



Is there a space reserved

for them?

Dear Editor,

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' of democracy.


Bengia Abo

Yazali,  (on email)



It is time to start eviction process

Dear Editor,

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 ownership.

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 cause.


Okom Yosung,


Bogong Anchal Block




Please take up the issue

Dear Editor,

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 at earliest.



Naharlagun, (on email)



Next time, it may your turn

to be misguided

Dear Editor,

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.


Manda Gumja

Damsite, Naharlagun






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