National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award for Arunachalee Nurse
ITANAGAR, May 02: Gyati Jailyang, Staff Nurse (OT) of Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun
has been selected for ‘National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award 2014’. Director
of Health Services, Dr. K Nishing has expressed great joy about the news and congratulated
her. “Staffs like her who dedicated their time and energy in the services of people
are role model and should inspire others. She has sacrificed a lot and devoted decades
of her life in the Operation Theatre” said Dr. Nishing. When contacted, she expressed
her surprise and expressed gratitude to all her colleagues for their cooperation.
National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award is given as mark of recognition to the
meritorious services rendered by nurses and nursing professionals in the country.
This award is given on 12th of May every year by President of India as 12th May is
celebrated all over the World as “International Nurse’s Day” on the occasion of birthday
of Florence Nightingale.
SIT to probe into Mathew Dabi death case
ITANAGAR, May 02: The Governor has ordered for SIT investigation into the death of
polling official Mathew Dabi.
“The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is pleased to order for investigating the suspected
kidnapping and killing of Lt Mathew Dabi, P. 0 / P.S Nari, East Siang District Pasighat
who was on election duty as Polling Officer in the recent Lok Sabha/Assembly election,
2014 in the State by the SIT, PHQ, Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar immediately,” a Govt
One arrested for forest fire
ITANAGAR, May 02: One person named Shamal Kanti Chakma of Kokila village was arrested
by a team of forest officials on Tuesday for destroying the forest habitat by setting
it on fire under Drupong Reserve Forest, according to an official release. The accused
was handed over to Balijan Police Station for further investigation.
The arrest was made under section of 25 d and f of Assam Forest Regulation Act 1891
during intensive patrolling led by Hollongi Forest beat officer Biri Tarang. During
the operation senior citizens, gaon burahs and public leaders were involved. The
forest team also requested the people to protect forest and not to destroy it for
A person may face 3 years maximum imprisonment or penalty or both imprisonment and
penalty under section of 25 d and f of Assam Forest Regulation Act 1891.
International labour day celebrated
ITANAGAR, May 02: The International Labour Day was celebrated by the Indian National
Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Arunachal Pradesh unit in its office premises at Nithi
Vihar, here yesterday.
Attending the occasion, the rank and files of the INTUC central executive members
recalled the sacrifice made by labourers during the period of industrial revolution.
Speaking on the occasion, INTUC women wing president Longnya Sumnyan said that the
best way to make the celebration successful is to honor the contribution of working
men and women by providing them a better environment as well as opportunity to face
various challenges. Sumnyan further opined that a nation can go far ahead in development
front by defending the rights and safeguarding the interests of the labour class.
INTUC secretary general Kenkar Yomcha also expressed commitment to bring in positive
reforms for the working class of the society. Among others, T Gadi, INTUC general
secretary (western zone) also attended the celebration.
AAPLU celebrates International Labour Day
ITANAGAR, May 02: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has celebrated the
International Labour Day, also known as May Day at its headquarters, Nirjuli in a
befitting manner on May 1. The celebration began with the hoisting of the flag by
AAPLU president Dana Tadu in presence of a large number of workers/labourers.
In his address on the occasion, Tadu highlighted various welfare measures meant for
the benefits of labour class. He also gave a brief account on the history of labour
day being celebrated in India and world. While appreciating the labour force for
their sincerity and dedication, Tadu urged upon them to maintain the same tempo and
spirit for proper development of Arunachal Pradesh.
Complaint against poor quality works
ITANAGAR, May 02: The Lotong Banggo Students' Union Lohit & Namsai has lodged a complaint
to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Namsai Sub Division, Lohit against the ‘inferior
quality construction’ of Samuguri Govt. Middle school boundary wall/ fencing.
In its complaint letter to ADC, the Union alleged that boundary works still remain
incomplete but the contractor had already drawn the bill amount. It demanded reconstruction
of boundary wall/fencing and action against official concerned who cleared the bill
allegedly without inspecting the project.
Seminar on Apatani culture and traditions organized
ITANAGAR, May 02: For peaceful coexistence in the society and to stay at par with
the culture and traditions, the ABA organized its third one-day seminar on "Culture
and Traditions of Apatani" at Immanuel Baptist Church today. The seminar was organized
by ABA Mission Department. A total of 130 participants registered for the seminar.
The key note address was delivered by ABA Mission Secretary Pastor Tallo Apa who
eventually led the seminar.
There were four sessions and the participants were divided into ten groups. The group
leaders well moderated the group discussions on the basis of formatted handouts given
to them by the ABA Mission Department.
The Final remarks and observations was put forth by Pura Chobing Joint Director,
Director i/c KVIC-cum-Joint Secretary ABA and Rev. Tage Donyi, Executive Secretary,
NBWS endorses demands placed by Sissen village
ITANAGAR, May 02: The Nugong Banggo Welfare Society (NBWS) has endorsed the demand
placed by the Sissen villagers in a meeting held in Sissen village on April 27 last.
The villagers of Sissen had boycotted the simultaneous election demanding road connectivity
in the village.
It resolved to formulate policies and prepare roadmap for construction of road from
Pongging village in Upper Siang to Riew village in East Siang which will pass through
Sissen, Pangi, Komsing (Karo), Komsing, Mopit, Beging villages.
It also decided to take up the issue of non progress of Nugong Bridge executed by
PWD and set ultimatum to complete the bridge by 31/03/2015, PMGSY schemes from Jorsing
to Komsing (Kumku) and Riew to Rasing (Mopit) and not back till the demands are met.
Fresh poll demand refuted
ITANAGAR, May 02: Reacting to the news report about Tali- Pipsorang Peoples’ Forum
(TPPF) seeking fresh poll in 15-Richik, 2- Ruhi, 6-Giba and 21- Ha polling stations
of 20-Tali constituency, the election agent of INC candidate of the constituency
has termed it as totally unlawful and out of election process.
In his clarification to the chief electoral officer, he said, polling in the four
polling stations in question was conducted as per laid down procedures, rules and
guidelines with deployment of sufficient paramilitary forces and sector magistrate.
The poll for 2-Ruhi and 21-Ha polling stations was conducted on April 9 with free
and fair voting and there was no any complaint lodged from any voters/polling agents
to the presiding officer and sector magistrate on the day of poll. 6-Giba and 15-Richik
polling stations were recently re-polled on April 19 with free and fair voting under
the surveillance of more than 30 IRBn and CRPF jawans including sector magistrate.
So any anomaly in these polling stations is out of imagination, the letter further
CBI files charge sheet in Nido Tania death case
NEW DELHI, May 02: CBI today filed a charge sheet against seven people, including
three juveniles, in connection with the death of 19-year-old student Nido Tania,
son of an Arunachal Pradesh MLA, and said the victim was killed after an altercation
over breaking of a glass counter.
The charge sheet was filed in a Chief Metropolitan Court here today in which CBI
has alleged seven persons were involved in the assault on Tania.
CBI has pressed charges of culpable homicide, illegal confinement and offences under
the SC/ST Atrocities Act against Farman, Pawan, Sunder and Sunny Uppal, the agency
The proceedings against the three juveniles will be carried out by the Juvenile Justice
Board, the agency said.
Son of Congress MLA Nido Pavitra from Arunachal Pradesh, Tania, a BA first year student
in a private university, had an altercation with some shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar
here on January 29 this year after they made fun of his hairstyle, following which
they allegedly thrashed him.
He was found dead the next day at his residence. Delhi Police have already slapped
murder charges against four persons in connection with the case.
The police had informed a local court that it had booked accused Farman, Sunder,
Pawan and Sunny Uppal under section 302 (murder) of IPC after the postmortem report
revealed that Tania died of injuries to his head and face caused by a blunt object.
The case was transferred to CBI from Delhi Police for further probe after the victim's
parents had met Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress vice-president
Rahul Gandhi, demanding speedy justice for Tania.
CBI said it had pressed for sector 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder)
as the death was due to sudden fight which was precipitated due to breaking of glass
counter and that there no weapon used in the attack was found other than a stick.
DC visits Sissen and Pongging villages, villagers appeal for road link
PASIGHAT, May 02: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Shrivastava visited Pongging
village and interacted with the villagers of Pongging and Sissen today. She also
visited the bridge site over Yamne river. The villagers especially of Sissen appealed
for road connectivity to Pasighat via Pongging with a bridge at Reglat which will
be of around 25 km.
“I am duty bound to work for the welfare of the public. Hence the grievances of the
public will be brought to the notice of the Govts,” said the East Siang DC. The suitability
and feasibility of the road will be ascertained after proper survey and investigation.
Shrivastava instructed the RWD to carry out survey and investigation and prepare
estimate immediately. She appealed all to co-operate and support the Govt. and the
For the road from Jorsing to Komsing under PMGSY, she said that a timeline has to
set for its completion. She also assured to look into the status of the Nugong bridge.
Since Pongging comes under Upper Siang district, Shrivastava informed that she will
also hold discussions with her counterpart of Upper Siang. DIPRO
AEMA to ensure growth of electronic media
ITANAGAR, May 02: The states electronic media formed a new association titled “Arunachal
Electronic Media Association” (AEMA) with veteran TV Journalist Taro Chatung as President
and senior journalist of Dy 365 Mukul Pathak as General Secretary. The new association
will address the needs and demands of electronic media houses as well as media persons
working in Arunachal Pradesh.
“To ensure welfare and growth of the electronic media and media persons in Arunachal
Pradesh, a new media association has been initiated by the electronic media persons
working in Arunachal Pradesh in a meeting in Arunachal Press Club office today” stated
Taro Chatung. Chatung said “Though the number of persons are less, exposures are
limited and facilities are very minimum in Arunachal Pradesh so far the electronic
media is concerned, but the state still has a brief history of electronic media co-existing
with all the hurdles in front of it.” Chatung further added that after the launch
of a TV channel from Arunachal Pradesh and other regional TV channels deputing their
correspondents in Arunachal Pradesh, now a good number of people are serving for
It may be mentioned that in the year 2012, an initiative was taken by few members
of the electronic media to form an association but could not be materialized. However,
this time most of the electronic media persons unanimously agreed to constitute an
association which could be beneficial for the electronic media groups working in
the state. Senior Journalist Hiba Kaha, Bureau Chief of North East Live Supriyo Dev
and electronic media person Tumter Riba will head the board of advisors in AEMA.
Small tea growers taken to study tour at Wakro & Dibrugarh
ITANAGAR, May 02: A 12-member team of Small Tea Growers of Arunachal Pradesh were
taken to Wakro and Dibrugarh on an exposure cum study tour by Tea Board Regional
Office, Itanagar from April 28 to May 2. The team included the All Arunachal Pradesh
Small Tea Growers’ Association president and tea growers from Daporijo, Kurung Kumey,
Balen, Tuting etc. who had planted tea in remote areas where there is no tea processing
unit in nearby areas.
The team first visited the mini factory established by a woman named Basamlu Krisko
at Wakro and had experienced how green tea is manufactured in a small unit. Growers
also visited her organic garden and gathered knowledge on preparation of organic
medicines / pesticides, vermicomposting etc. Her green tea is sold @ Rs 1600 per
Kg at local market. She is a pioneer organic tea grower of North east and motivated
growers to set up own small factory.
Tea growers also visited the Heritage Tea factory at Lahoal (Assam) where Rajen Baruah,
owner of the company, described details of tea processing. Baruah has more than 30
years experience in tea manufacturing and he has been exporting his tea to USA and
EU at very lucrative price. He tested a tea sample carried by Paben Nyten, a STG
of Balen and viewed that such tea can be sold in EU market at Rs 4000 per kg. Baruah
also promised to help in establishing small tea factory in Arunachal and provide
necessary expertise as well as marketing channel. The team also visited “Prithvi
SHG” at Naharkatia and gathered knowledge on how to prepare handmade tea. They further
visited organic tea garden as well as processing unit of Dhiren Phukan at Sapekhati.
Phukan trained the growers how to prepare organic medicine / pesticide using different
types of plants with mixing mustard cake, cow urine, gur etc. The green tea prepared
by Phukan is exported to Canada. They also visited the workshop of Sardar K. Singh.
of Dirbugarh where all mini/micro tea machineries are made.
The team returned from tour today and expressed their gratitude to Tea Board for
providing such an opportunity.
During March 12 to 18 last, a 12-member team of small tea growers from Pasighat,
Runglo, Kanubari, Balijan, Dollungmukh area had also visited various tea gardens
of small tea growers in Tripura to gain practical knowledge.
RSS turns Arunachal tribals towards Hinduism
By Nitin Sethi
If Ramakant Keshav Desphande, founder of the RSS-affiliated Adivasi Kalyan Ashram,
were alive, would he be proud of this achievement? Nearly 10 years after he passed
away, his photograph hangs just above the god's idol in a thatched-roof temple in
New Chingsa village, from where it looks upon the devotees. In row with Desphande's
photograph are paintings of Swami Vivekanda and Buddha. It's quite a feat considering
that New Chingsa is a village of 80-odd Tangsa tribal families in Changlang district,
Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Myanmar. It is all the more incredible because Tangsa
people have traditionally been animists, with their supreme spirit, the Rangfraa,
not bound to temples, idols or any form.
On a Sunday morning, the atmosphere in the temple in the New Chingsa is frenetic.
"Jai Rangfraa, Jai Rangfraa, Jai Rangfraa." The devotees' incantations pick up a
feverish pace as the half a dozen priests standing near the idol slip into a trance,
shaking and shivering. The Rangfraa idol looks like a Mongoloid white Shiva. This
Shiva-like Rangfraa is a creation of the RSS affiliates who have converted the animist
belief system of Tangsa in to a sect of Hinduism and Rangfraa into a clone of Shiva.
The Tangsa, migrants from the Indo-Tibetan plateau, number about 21,000 today and
are classified as "other Naga tribes". Initially animists, many of them converted
to Christianity with the advent of missionaries - mostly Baptists. The rest remained
true to the animist Rangfraa beliefs.
The RSS affiliates, famous for converting tribals to Hinduism in central India, are
having a field day now in Arunachal just as the missionaries had earlier. And, it's
a relatively discreet effort. The Rangfraa cult is not their first project. Donyi
Polo, a syncretic new religion, has already spread through the Abotani central belt
of the state and Intayism similarly has been established in the Idu Mishmi tribe.
Shivling keep propping up across the state, marking new territory for the project.
In the late 1990s, the RSS worked with some Tangsa leaders, including L Khimun, an
engineer, to hold a painting competition at Changlang. Khimun says he and others
were working to set up a society for reforms but realised it needed a religious tenor.
Then he met the RSS. The painting competition was held to give a form to the god,
Rangfraa. "More than 100 people participated. The winning painting just happened
to look like Shiva with some traditional imagery. The painting was sent to Jodhpur.
From there came the first 300-kg marble sculpture of the Rangfraa in 1997," tells
the soft-spoken Khimun, now the secretary-general of the Rangfraa Faith Promotion
Society. The RSS affiliates paid part of the cost of the making and transporting
of the idol.
Khimun has written several holy books codifying the religion. They seem to pick ideas
and moral lessons from all over but affirm that Rangfraaism is a part of the Hindu
fold. Of the role of RSS and its sister organisations, he says, "They are always
with us to guide and help. They provide training and resources. People from Nagpur
come here at times."
"We have made a key contribution to the movement," says Kampa Taisam, the Miao block
president of the Arunachal Vikas Parishad, a RSS organisation. "We distribute medicines,
hold medical camps and other activities and contribute to the cost of building temples."
He is also proud of his meeting RSS head Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur.
The cult or religion now has about 1,000 members from the Tangsa, Tutsa and Nocte
communities spread across Tirap and Changlang districts. That is still only two to
three per cent of the total population of the three tribes put together. Many villages
have Rangfraa temples now and village-level convenors.
For the RSS, looking to convert tribals to Hinduism, Arunachal Pradesh has been a
ripe fruit to pick. About 20 main tribes, with hundreds of sub-tribes, are spread
sparsely over difficult terrain. In towns, the relatively better off, still bound
to traditional filial structures, have modern aspirations and seek to create a unique
identity that gels with the rest of India. In villages, the poorer survive abysmal
infrastructure in a state of near disconnect from the world outside. There is a strong
sense of alienation but it largely does not boil down to secessionist desires. Many
students from the state have passed through Vivekananda Kendra schools, imbibing
the basic tenets of Hinduism and learning Hindi, which is spoken along with Assamese
"They provide basic health facilities and education. The missionaries do the same.
The state is all but absent when it comes to providing the basics. They come and
fill the void," says a young Tangsa leader.
The anti-Christian subtext remains strong in the new Rangfraa religion, which conflates
Hinduism with nationalism. There has been violence on occasions in the state between
Christian tribals and the revivalist groups.
"As per our definition, all those who are willing to die and live for Hindustan are
Hindu. Those who are anti-Hindu or anti-national, they criticise Rangfraaites. Especially
the Christians, I shall say openly," says Khimun. His holy books speak of the need
to reconvert proselytised Christians. Khimung says about 100 Christian tribals have
converted to Rangfraa so far.
But the Rangfraa project has not yielded an exact replica of the Gangetic-belt Hinduism.
The tribals of Arunachal Pradesh are not as vulnerable as many in Central India to
cede their identity in entirety. The new gods have given birth to syncretic religions,
borrowing symbolism and ideas and traditions freely. If the shaman-based system of
earlier beliefs have been shun, new "mediums" have emerged providing cure and miracles.
The cult has banned sacrifices of animals for rituals but going vegetarian is just
an ideal. People adapt to live complex lives with several gods, benefactors and belief
The project is also yet to led to any political gains for the BJP thus far. Clan
and tribe relations overpower most other dynamics. "No, people won't accept our involvement
in electoral politics yet," says Kampa Taisam. In Miao town, the Arunachal Vikas
Parishad is still a family enterprise that he, his brother and wife run.
The irony is that these people are incidental to the larger project of Hinduisation
just as they remain incidental to the Central government's strategic regulation of
this frontier. Morphing lives, traditions and cultures of the Tangsa or thousands
others living in villages, like New Chingsa, hardly bothers either's strategy. (writer
is associate editor of Business Standard and this report was published on 29th April
edition of Business Standard)
First ever Para-motor air show fascinates Daporijo people
DAPORIJO, May 02: First ever para-motor air how was organized at Daporijo which
was witnessed by thousands of people today. Experts from Bhopal demonstrated two
day’s paramotoring skill in the air at Airfield Daporijo.
The show was organized by Jumni Ligu from Daporijo, who learnt the paramotoring skill
at Bhopal. He has also brought all the paramotoring equipments from Bhopal.
“Paramotoring is one of the adventure sports and it does not involve huge money.
The purpose of the para-motor air show was to encourage the youths and popularize
the sports in the state,” Ligu said. He also appealed to the state govt. to promote
this air sports.
Many youths came forward and expressed their willingness to learn para-motor sports
wherein the participants fly in the air with the help of paraglider or paramotor
According to Jumni Ligu, paramotor can continuously fly in the air for three hours
and one can reach Itanagar in one and half-an-hour from Daporijo by para-motor. They
are also planning to establish para-motor sports club in near future in the state.
Training of officials for successful counting of votes conducted
AALO, May 02: Training-cum practice programme for all the officers and officials
engaged for counting of result for 1 Arunachal West Parliamentary constituency and
6 Assembly constituencies was organized at Gumin Kiin Donyi-polo Dere Aalo here today.
Returning Officer Manoj Kumar Sahoo briefed the gathering and requested to all the
officers and officials to sincerely discharge their respective duties for successful
counting of votes on 16th May at Aalo Club.
The arrangement of Counting Hall to Tabulation for Parliamentary constituency and
Assembly constituency (Both EVM and Postal Ballot), EVM distribution, sealing of
EVM and election papers, postal ballot (Scrutiny and Distribution), Computer/Genesis
Operation (for Trends and Result Dissemination Counting Application), Communication/Fax/Hotline,
Media Room, PA system and Videography, specific persons have been assigned for the
purpose of assisting the RP/DEO in the counting of votes. DIPRO
The controversy surrounding BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s interview
with DD News has once again brought role of media to the forefront. BJP alleged that
DD edited part of the interview wherein Modi had refused to criticize Priyanka Gandhi
Vadra for her vitriolic attack on Modi. The principal opposition party further called
for carrying out investigation in this regard to find out on whose behalf editing
was done. This election has been witnessing personalize attack on each other by the
politicians. They have stoop to such a low that even marriage and relationship status
is being used to target rivals.
Media too has become victim of the mudslinging done by political parties. Today it
is DD News which is at the centre of controversy. Few days ago Aam Aadmi Party leveled
serious allegation against some of the national news channel alleging them of taking
money from political parties. AAP leader Somnath Bharti openly asked a reporter,
“how much money you got from BJP to run story against us?” The incident shocked everyone
and was naturally condemned by everyone. There is also unconfirmed report about,
how some of the senior journalists cutting across organizations had to lose job for
filing report which exposed wrongdoing of certain politicians. It is unfortunate
that media and media persons are becoming victim of political fight. The politicians
and political parties should let media function freely and stop interfering in their
---- Readers Forum ----
Stop issueing of ILP
Through your esteemed daily I would like to appeal to the district administration
to stop issuing of new ILP to non-APST until the problem of railway is solved. We
know that ILP system was introduced by the Britishers under Bengal Eastern Frontier
Regulation Act (1873) to safeguard the indignity and ethnicity of innocent and backward
tribal people. I wonder how our own national leaders could overlook its importance
while outsiders i.e., Britisher’s didn't. The recent Railway connectivity to the
state capital is useless to our military forces as they can never reach out to the
border outpost due to the mighty Himalayan terrain, in contrast to the development
on the other side of border i.e., China. However, Trans-Arunachal Highway would be
a better approach in respect to both our Military forces and to the development of
the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh. Lastly I would like to appeal all unions
and organizations of the state and to every Arunachalee to stand united and strongly
raise voice against railway connection to our state.
We must learn from Tripura and Assam
Any change entails excitement as well as apprehension. The arrival of train to our
land locked state has been much highlighted by the government. But it remains to
be seen whether the arrival translate itself into a boon or a pandora box is unlocked
instead. As with everything, only time will reveal. In the mean time, the apprehension
is not unfounded. We are not oblivious to the unfolding problems of socio-economic,
political and ethnic nature linked with illegal immigrants in our neighbouring states.
The not so distant 2012 violence in Kokrajhar and its adjoining districts in Assam
were triggered by ethnic unrest actuated by immigrants. And in the state of Tripura,
the native indigenous people have been reduced to minority in their own state.
History beckons us to learn from it, so as to avoid the mistakes of our forbearers’.
The case of Tripura is very relevant in present context. The historical blunder committed
by the state not to check illegal immigration has reduced the indigenous peoples
of Tripura, the Boroks, into a minority in the land and territory of their own. The
Boroks, whose population were once more than 85 per cent, now constitute only about
30 per cent of the total population of the state. Today, the immigrants had not only
outnumbered the Boroks but also have marginalized them and dominate over the economic,
political, administrative and social spheres of the state. This process naturally
makes the Borok insecure, creating a sense of discontentment. All these cumulate
into ethnic tension and acrimony.
With the arrival of train here and the unabated influx of illegal migrants, who could
guarantee that our state will not follow the likes of Assam and Tripura? Of course,
one cannot and should not cocoon itself from the world outside. But the contact must
not be at the cost of indigenous people. No society has flourished in isolation and
an encounter with the outside world is inevitable. However, the rendezvous must be
with cautions and only within the safety ambit of proper implementation of Bengal
Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873. Post independence and 1971 war witnessed a
dangerous turn in the immigration of people from erstwhile East Pakistan, not only
because of the magnitude and scale of immigration, although it was, but primarily
because the government did not have any definite policy to tackle the problem. As
Tripura has witnessed, the government cannot afford to show indifference to the idea
of protecting the territorial integrity and identity of the indigenous people. Else,
it is not far when demographic imbalance tilting against the indigenous population
spiral into seemingly never ending ethnic conflicts. We must learn from the past,
lest it punish us in the future.
Kimin is new hub of anti-social elements
Through your esteemed daily I would like to high light the rampant encroachment of
government land, destruction of government buildings and ineffectiveness of local
administration and policing at Kimin Township. It has become the talk of the town
that some Panchayat leaders, ex-Panchayat leaders and so called senior leaders of
Kimin circle have lost their morality and are deeply rooted behind these illegal
activities. For quite a long time, such activities were successfully kept under control
by previous Deputy Commissioner of Papum Pare, Mr. Pige Ligu. After he was transfer,
all of a sudden, people with anti-social mentality are gaining upper hand. Such people
misuse their closeness to local Legislator who in return for their loyalty is bound
to defend them directly or indirectly.
The recent demolition of medical quarter at Medical colony/Shantinagar and erection
of private wall around PWD quarter near General ground, Kimin is strong and standing
evidence to it. The Police OC of Kimin refused to act citing that his retirement
is due in 03 months and does not want to get into any high profile case involving
local goons. The EAC Kimin is out of station. Looks like it was a well planned and
well executed case of government land encroachment with technical support from the
One more unprecedented incident of lawlessness relating to poll violence, which occupied
pages of your daily for more than couple of days needs public attention as well as
of Election Commission of India/State Election Commission. Why police required permission
from local politician to go ahead with FIR and failed to book under appropriate sections
of IPC, when the victim suffered fatal injuries?
After witnessing the above, the following are the questions in the mind of common
man/woman of Kimin:-
1. Is Kimin, a land of outlaws?
2. The local Administration of Kimin, are they not paid to protect and preserve government/public
land and property? Or their functions are limited to issuing certificates, hoisting
flags, moving around with legislators, counter signing Panchayati Raj cheque books,
becoming yes man to local leader’s etc. etc .etc.
3. Whether being elected or once being elected as Panchayat leader has become the
eligibility criteria for grabbing government land and demolishing government building
Electing the local MLA unopposed has given some form of courage to such anti-social
elements. It is the duty of the local MLA to see that undue favor is not given to
selected few at the cost of greater public interest. We believe our legislator is
a veteran politician and will deal suitably with such matter of great concern.
The DC and SP Papum Pare is humbly requested to instruct their officers at Kimin
to treat cases of illegal government land encroachment with top priority and with
immediate and visible action without bias so that grabbing government land no more
becomes a reward for political loyalty. The District administration should make sure
that all application for land allotment & LPC from Kimin Town should be properly
verified before allotting certificate. All government land, buildings and quarters
at Kimin should be mapped and displayed in public places and department notice boards
at the earliest.
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