Roing Police and STF celebrates Durga Puja by spraying bullets at citizens
8 injured, Roing on indefinite protest
ROING, Oct 7: Protest over the Wednesday shooting of students and civilians by Special
Task Force personnel during the Durga Puja celebration continued for the second day
affecting the normal life in Roing town.
All shops, business establishments and government offices remain closed after an
indefinite bandh call by All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) supported by Idu Mishmi
Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS).
The two community based organizations has hold Deputy Commissioner Garima Gupta and
Superintendent of Police Veenu Bansal responsible for police firing and have demanded
suspension of the two.
A judicial inquiry into the incident is also demanded. In a memorandum to Home Minister
Takar Marde who was on a brief visit to Roing on the next day of police firing, IMCLS
and AIMSU have warned of indefinite protest if the demands are not fulfilled.
On the puja night, STF personnel opened fire on group of students grievously injuring
eight of them, which included one girl from high school. Two civilians were also
injured in the firing.
All the injured were immediately rushed to the Roing district hospital in critical
condition. Most of the injured were rushed to Dibrugarh hospital on the same night.
The student victims were eight boys and one girl. Five of the injured are school
students and rest from college.
According to one witness, police were chasing and firing at group of students on
the streets of Roing bazaar.
“It was around 9.30 pm, when I heard gun shots. I rushed out of my shop and saw young
boys running helplessly. They were chased by a group of paramilitary forces, who
were taking aim at the boys with their assault rifles and firing.”
Two students injured had AK 47 bullet holes pierced through their thigh and hand.
Another bullet had just passed through the head of one injured resulting in deep
The lone female injured in the firing incident, a student from Roing high school
had pellet wound and mark of bullet that missed her left hand. Reportedly, she was
found lying on a road crying for help, when one passerby helped her.
One student who was the first one to be rushed to Dibrugarh on the night of firing
is said to be in very critical condition. Reportedly, his liver is injured by shot
pellets causing bleeding from mouth.
As injured were being admitted to hospital on the night of shooting, SP Bansal led
a group of policemen of STF, CRPF, IRBN and state police personnel and tried to enter
the hospital ward room. He demanded the injured to be handed over to them.
Group of boys resisted the SP from entering the hospital, and meanwhile when the
police opened fire on air in an attempt to disperse the mob from preventing them
SP Bansal reportedly left hospital when he learnt that nine were shot and were in
critical condition. He then immediately called for ambulance for the injured to be
evacuated to Dibrugarh hospital. His offer was however denied by relatives of the
A source said police action followed after students resisted them from trying to
close down puja stalls erected outside the Durga Puja premises. In the altercation,
police resorted to lathi charge indiscriminately causing injuries even to puja committee
According to one volunteer of the puja committee, police forced their entry inside
puja premises claiming infiltration of Maoist. Confrontation started after student
volunteers of puja committee resisted, and when STF intervened to open fire.
The Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee that hosts the annual Durga Puja celebration
has condemned the police firing on students. It also condemned the police assault
on the secretary of the puja committee on the same night of shooting.
An FIR has been filed against police officials responsible for shooting under section
154 CrPC and STF personnel. Separate FIR was also filed by puja secretary for police
assault on him.
Mega Rally demands CM’s resignation, calls bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Reiterating its demands for resignation of Chief Minister Jarbom
Gamlin to facilitate sound leadership in the state for finding out an honorable solution
to the Times of India and Deccan Chronicle issue, the Mega Nyishi Dignity Rally
organized by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) at I
G park today unanimously decided to call 36 hours bandh in Nyishi inhabited district/areas
of East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey district
from Oct 12 morning.
Earlier, the rally started from Nyirubjolli and Doimukh at 9 am and later culminated
at I G Park.
Sticking to its 4 point resolutions adopted in Nyishi Dignity Rally held on Sept
13, the organizations resolved that the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin must resign
forthwith to facilitate sound leadership in the state to find out an honourable solution
to the impasse.
The mega rally which was organized in protest against the “inaction and betrayal”
of the state Govt on Times of India and Deccan Chronicle issue, further resolved
to ban circulation of the Times of India and the Deccan Chronicle, the national dailies
in the Nyishi inhabited areas.
The rally resolved that minister & Parliamentary Secretaries of Nyishi community
shall resign from the ‘anti-Nyishi Govt’. All the 14 MLAs shall accordingly withdraw
support to the Govt. They also appeal all the like-minded ministers and Parliamentary
Secretaries of the state who believes in peaceful Arunachal and peaceful co-existence
to resign and the entire sixty legislators of the state to withdraw support to
the present ‘anti-Nyishi Government’ as a solidarity to the sentiment of the Nyishi,
The Rally also expressed concern over the lack of development activities since a
group of elected legislators and the ministers are camping in New-Delhi, while another
groups is inside the Chief Ministers bungalow, Itanagar for a long time.
Condemning the lawlessness in the state, the participants in the rally also called
upon the state Governor to ensure governance and enforce Rule of Law in the state
by changing leadership or imposing President’s Rule.
Earlier, addressing the gathering at I G Park here, NES President Bengia Tolum stated
that Pradeep Thakur of Times of India and Manoj Anand of Deccan Chronicle wrote the
derogatory remarks at the behest of someone to take political mileage out of it.
Despite repeated correspondence and cooperation by NES to State Government and 3
consecutive bandh calls by the ANSU, the State government had failed to read the
pulse of the people, he said.
Tolum said that the main agenda of the movement was for revealing of source of the
news carried in Times of India (4th May, 2011) and Deccan Chronicle (5th May, 2011)
wherein Nyishi community was maligned,
The Rally also reacted to the press statement by GoAP Spokesperson Tako Dabi, who
in local dailies, had stated that NES and ANSU did not turn up in the discussion
being called by Home Minister Takar Marde. “No invitation was served to us and his
press statement was not only unfortunate but was made to tarnish the image of NES-ANSU
and to divert the main issue. The GoAP spokesperson should also tender public apology
for the wrong statement, the NES president said.
Reiterating that NES and ANSU are not against any community of the state, they said
“We also firmly believe in peaceful co-existence. Rumour mongers and people with
ill intention are doing their best to create communal disharmony amongst us but truth
will always prevail over everything.”
NESO demands judicial enquiry
AAPSU demands removal of LDV DC and SP
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has hold the Deputy
Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Lower Dibang Valley solely responsible
for October 5 incident in which innocent school children were indiscriminately shot
by the special task force police lead by CRPF personnel at Roing town during Durga
Puja celebration. The student's volunteers were brutally manhandled and then fired
at, without any provocation.
In a memorandum submitted to Governor J J Singh AAPSU called for immediate transfer
of DC and SP for their involvement in firing incident. A team of AAPSU delegation
lead by President Takam Tatung along with members of Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary
Society today met Ankur Garg, secretary to governor of Arunachal Pradesh and submitted
memorandum seeking Governor’s intervention in this serious issue. Of the 10 victims,
7 are minors with youngest being Rajen Umpe who is 13 year old. Some of the seriously
injured are being currently treated at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
In the memorandum AAPSU called for immediate suspension of Deputy Commissioner Garima
Gupta, IAS and SP Veenu Bansal, IPS for misusing the administrative power in a religious
function. They also called for termination of the M. Tato, EAC magistrate on duty
and Sub-Inspector S. Lenka, police officer on duty. AAPSU also sought immediate action
against the police personnel responsible for the indiscriminate firing and independent
judicial enquiry into the incident. Further they demanded compensation of rupees
10 lakhs each to all the injured students.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung urged government to register case against SP Veenu Bansal
under religious act for hurting sentiment of Hindu community. “Police led by SP manhandled
and fired those people who were reveling during Durga Puja. Instead of giving security,
police disrupted Puja celebration and also tortured puja revelers. Doing this they
have hurt sentiments of particular community.”
Further he added, “We hope governor will take serious note of such gross human right
violation and take necessary action against those culprits. AAPSU will never accept
such human right violation against tribal people of Arunachal.”
Meanwhile, North East Student Organization (NESO) strongly condemned the firing on
innocent school and college students in Roing, Lower Dibang Valley on Oct 5 by personnel
and demanded that the Dibang Valley SP should be immediately suspended to facilitate
proper enquiry into the incident. NESO Secretary General Gumjum Haider in a release
today said the Chief Minister and the Home Minister should respond as to why the
para-military forces stationed in Roing had to chase young students and fire at them
during a night of festivities. Why the SP and his team also threatened to arrest
the critically injured students who are recuperating in Roing hospital and fired
some more rounds in the air when they were resisted from entering the hospital premises
by the relatives and students, he asked.
NESO demands an immediate judicial enquiry in to the incident where 10 students including
a girl were shot at.
While joining the demand of the students and people for immediate removal of S P
Veena Bansal, NESO said no false promises can heal the wounds of our tribal brethrens
of this heinous crime committed by public servants who are supposed to protect the
people. The organization also demanded state Govt to bear the medical expenses of
all victims and announce special compensations.
APSTSU condemns Roing incident
Meanwhile, while condemning the barbaric shooting incident, Arunachal Pradesh Schedule
Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) has demanded state Govt for punishment to the personnel
involved in firing incident and SP Veenu Bansal, for, allegedly misguiding the jawans.
It further demanded adequate compensation to all poor victim students for their treatments,
otherwise, it said, will launch democratic movement.
Pointing out the recent rape and murder incident in Vijaynagar, the Union alleged
that this is not the first time that jawans are involved in such barbaric act. Earlier,
they were involved in rapes, molestation, murder of civilians, the union alleged.
It further urged the state Govt to train all jawans for improving better relationship
with the citizens.
Netajis -- Please come back home!!
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Just few days before State Assembly election 2009, this journalist
attended an election rally of prominent leader where he had stated, “If I get elected,
surely face of my constituency will change.” And after almost 2 years he has truly
stood up to his election promise. The face of his assembly constituency has surely
changed from bad to worse!
In the last few months, development has taken a complete backseat in the state and
our netaji’s are busy trying to consolidate their power. While ruling party has two
camps fighting among themselves, opposition parties sometimes make lighter noise
in media as if they are trying to remind us about their existence in Arunachal political
Of 42 ruling MLAs, half of them are campaigning in New Delhi for last 4 months. If
they stay longer, I am worried they may get PRC of Delhi and who knows they might
fight election from there. The second camp seems to be basking inside beautiful Chief
Minister’s bungalow in Itanagar. However I can’t understand how the MLAs, who are
so used to busy life, can stay inside CM bungalow jailed for so many days?
As all the 42 MLAs of ruling party have abandoned their official bungalows, state
government can do great charity work by making these bungalows as hostel for students
of Dera Natung Government College or make them shelter house for those medical patients
who come from interior areas and do not have place to live in capital. There are
many poor students who are finding it hard to stay in rented house as cost of living
is very high in state capital. The minister and MLA bungalows are also public properties
and if they are not interested to stay there, then it should be returned to the public
for proper use.
It’s quite shocking to see intellectual community of state keeping mum over this
whole political drama. Young souls like us wonder why senior intellectual people
of state are maintaining stoic silence though Arunachal is going through the worst
phase of its history. Everyday incident of violence are being reported from every
corner of capital complex and from districts too. Presently no one feel safe in the
capital complex and fear psychosis has gripped the citizen.
It is natural that politicians will fight among themselves for their personal benefit
but ordinary citizens of state need to rise above petty politics and think for their
future. Many people’s works are getting delayed because of the absence of concern
ministers and parliamentary secretaries. How can they treat us like their servant,
whereas in reality we elect them to serve us? The problem in our state is that everybody
knows we are heading towards wrong direction but nobody wants to speak out. What
is holding them back -- is it fear of politicians or everyone is trying to please
their respective netaji’s for some personal benefit?
Though things look very dismal, still this journalist would like to believe that
sun will truly rise in Arunachal sooner and we will witness developmental activities.
Meanwhile, on behalf of 12 Lakh Arunachalee citizen I would like to appeal all the
ruling MLAs, “If you don’t care or love us, at least care for mother Arunachal. Please
come back home soon. The mother Arunachal is waiting for you all.”
While winding up this piece, I would like to congratulate that great Arunachalee
netaji who stood to his promise and changed the face of his assembly constituency
from bad to worse!! Only shameless people like him can become neta in the land of
Thousands participates in procession of Guru Padmasambhava
TAWANG, Oct 7: A Tenkor (religious procession) of the statue of Guru Padmasambhava
was organized at Tawang district yesterday. It was specially sent by the 14th Dalai
Lama as gift to the people of Tawang for installation at Urgelling Gonpa which is
the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama.
The Tenkor started at 7.20 am from Urgelling Gonpa after a brief religious ceremony
in presence of Chairman Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs Govt of AP, Rev. TG Rinpoche,
Rev Thagtse Rinpoche of Khinmey Gonpa, Abbot Tawang Monastery Guru Tulka Rinpoche,
lamas and local people. The DC Tawang Kemo Lollen, SP SN Mosobi and other officers
were also present.
The statue reached Sangdokperi Gonpa at Jang at around 9.00 hours. It was received
by the lamas of Kagyu sect and local people. After a brief religious ceremony the
Statue left Jang for Lumla via Chorten constructed by former CM late Dorjee Khandu.
At around 1.35 pm it reached Drema Laghang at New Lumla were it was received by Chairperson
ZP Tsering Lhamu and the local people of Lumla. Here also a brief religious ceremony
The statue reached Urgelling Gonpa at around 5.30 pm after taking the route through
Changprong, Temilo, Shyo village, old market, Nehru market and Changbu village. Then
it was religiously established at Urgelling Gonpa.
Thousands of people participated in the Tenkor. The people were also seen along the
road side holding incense stick, khadas and chanting prayers to have glimpse and
blessing of the Guru.
Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche or Lopon Rinpoche was a great Buddhist
sage from Nalanda who transmitted Buddhism at whole Himalayan region including Tibet
in the 8th Century. It is believed that He purified Tawang and made it a holy place,
livable for human being. DIPRO
Arunachal weightlifting team leaves for C’Wealth Championship
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Yukar Sibi, Sorum Hitlar Tagru and Takio Yana have left today for
Cape Town in South Africa to represent India in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship.
Sorum Hitlar Tagru and Takio Yana will compete under 62 kg (Boys) and 58 kg (girls)
weight category in youth section, while Sibi, 62 kg, will compete in both Junior
and senior section of the Championships.
Yukar Sibi, a record holder in National Youth Championship, National Junior Championship
and National Senior Championship, also achieved record in Sub-Junior National weightlifting
championship in Imphal, Manipur in 2007, Junior record at Yamuna Nagar, Haryana in
2011 and Senior record in Bangalore in 2011. At present, Sibi ranked 4th in the Commonwealth
Takio Yana is the first athlete from Arunachal Pradesh to win International medal
in Weightlifting. Recently Yana won three silver medals at a time in Youth section
in her 58 kg body weight category at Asian Weightlifting Championship in Pattaya,
Thailand. While Menu Tajo of 48 kg had missed a medal at Junior World Weightlifting
Championship in Pisa, Malaysia this year. Menu’s medal prospect is still bright in
weightlifting. Presently both Yana and Menu is the student of SAI, SAG centre Naharlagun.
Sorum Hitlar who is second International Weightlifter after Yukar Sibi from Arunachal
Pradesh has won Bronze Medal in Youth section in his 62 kg body weight category in
Penang Malaysia in 2011.
Governor meets family members of Martyr Pate Tasuk
ITANAGAR, October 7: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General JJ Singh visited the home
of Late Lance Naik Pate Tasuk of 21 Rashtriya Rifles’ 17th Guard Regiment, who laid
down his life while fighting militants in Kupwara area of Baramulla district in Jammu
and Kashmir on August 25 last.
Accompanied by the First lady Anupama Singh, who has recently returned to State Capital
after a knee operation, Governor met the family members of Late Tasuk near Karsingsa,
30 km from Itanagar and assured them of full support from the State government.
General Singh inquired about their welfare and financial entitlements to the martyr’s
family. While assuring his best to expedite the process the Governor also reminded
them of the time taking procedure.
Praising Late Tasuk’s gallant services, Former Army Chief said that Martyr Tasuk
was a brave soldier and a warrior, who has made every Arunachalee proud.
A soldier’s wife at heart, First Lady shared her experiences and advised Tasuk’s
young widow, Pate Ari to use what ever financial aid comes to her properly for herself,
her mother-in-law and her children’s better future. She also advised her to take
up job oriented professional courses. Singh consoled Late Tasuk’s mother, Yayir who
broke down during the meeting.
Late Tasuk’s uncle Pate Marik briefed the Governor about the paper works.
Later the Governor and the first lady offered prayers at the burial place of Late
Tasuk, 30, is survived by his wife, a 2½-year-old son and an 8-month-old daughter,
60 years old mother and many relatives.
Hailing from Patey village of Chambang circle in Kurung Kumey, Late Tasuk joined
the Army on March 17, 2001. He passed Class VIII from Chambang government middle
school before joining the force. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
A Children Park
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: State First Lady Anupama Singh inaugurated a children park at Raj
Bhavan Complex today.
The park has walking track, benches, hedge lines, water point, green turf, new slides
and swings, paintings of flora and fauna and cartoon characters on the wall and has
proper security fencing, lighting and drainage.
The Governor Gen JJ Singh, Padma Mamang Dai, APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu, Secretary
to Governor Ankur Garg, hosts of officers and officials from various departments,
members of Muskan Welfare Society, large numbers of children from ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘P’
sectors of Itanagar and their parents were present on the occasion.
Interacting with the children, the Governor said that it was a dream come true for
him as he always wanted to create such facilities for them. He congratulated the
children and advised them present to keep it clean and plastic free. He also appreciated
the officials of various departments who had put in their effort in creating the
Reminding the people that the special occasion coincides with Wildlife Week celebration,
General Singh said that Arunachal Pradesh is a gifted land with rich biodiversity.
One of the global biodiversity hotspots, it is home to a fascinating array of wildlife.
Arunachalees are guardians of this treasure and it is the responsibility of Arunachalees
especially every children to protect it for posterity.
Showering his blessing for the children who took part in the cultural programme,
the Governor made personal cash contributions towards the schools as an appreciation
Speaking on the occasion, State First Lady urged upon the children to enthusiastically
utilize the facility and reminded all the importance of physical exercise for healthy
body and mind. She also emphasized on maintaining the aesthetic beauty of the park.
Giving a brief background of the park, Secretary to Governor said that the plot where
the park came up was laying unsed but with the unflinching support of the first couple
and various departments the park has been created. He expressed his hope that it
will be maintained and suggested planting of flowers during flowering seasons.
Speaking on behalf of the people residing around the park, Bapir Megu expressed gratitude
to the First Couple, Secretary to Governor and department and forest for creating
of the useful facility. While assuring to take care of the park, keep it clean and
to maintain it properly, Megu added that now children of the locality would be found
playing on the road.
Adding festivity to the occasion, cultural programme along with games and sports
activities were organized.
Tritha Deb, a Class IV student of VKV, Itanagar presented a solo Indian classical
dance while her school mates presented a group dance and a patriotic song.
On the eve of the inaugural function, a painting completion was conducted at the
Earlier on the day, State First lady also inaugurated a gymnasium at Raj Bhavan,
which has be christened as ‘Mithun Gymnasium’, named after the State Animal of Arunachal
On the day, the Governor Gen Singh also formally inaugurated the wooden cottage named
a ‘Hornbill Cottage’ after Arunachal Pradesh’s state bird. The six-room prefabricated
wooden cottage has 4 bedrooms and 2 living rooms on ground and first floor levels
and a complete modular kitchen and modern washrooms. The Wooden Cottage is eco-friendly
and energy efficient as the natural thermal insulation property of wood makes sure
that wooden homes remain warm in winters and cool in summers. Wooden homes are healthier
to live in as wood does not emit electromagnetic discharge, resulting in minimum
dust. Wood also keeps the humidity and temperatures naturally regulated.
Situated on Hilltop, ‘Hornbill Cottage’ offers a magnificent view of the Rajbhavan,
its beautiful Rose Garden and the surrounding mountains. It has already become an
object of great curiosity among the visitors because of its unique construction and
beauty. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
GBPIHED Celebrates Wildlife Week
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED),
North East Unit, Itanagar celebrated the 57th Wildlife Week by distributing Piglets
and Sewing machines among Self Help Groups (SHGs) in four project villages (Hong
Nichii, Hong Nitii, Hija & Lempia) in Apatani plateau, under its GOI-UNDP CCF-II
Project entitled “Biodiversity conservation through community based natural resource
management in Arunachal Pradesh” during October 03-04, 2011 in collaboration with
Nature Care and Disaster Management Society (NCADMS), Ziro.
In this project, the Institute is engaged with the local people to conserve the rich
biodiversity of the state through various activities. One such activity is formation
of SHGs in villages in consultation Biodiversity Management Committees for rearing
piggery, primarily to promote the economy of the villagers and secondly, to reduce
dependency on wild meet through more availability of pork.
Apart from distributing 35 piglets and 8.5 quintals of pig feeds to four SHGs, and
sewing machines to other two SHGs, awareness workshops were also organized at Hong
Nitii village on 3rd and 4th October 2011.
The events were graced by Nila Mohanan, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district
and Hibu Tadii, Divisional Forest Officer, Hapoli. More than 80 participants representing
villagers, members of the BMCs, SHGs, officers and staff members from Forest Department
also took part in the celebrations. Distributing one fashion designing machine and
three sewing machines to SHGs constituted on tailoring, the Dy. Commissioner appreciated
the gender focused activities such as tailoring, piggery, fishery, kitchen gardening,
etc., implemented by GBPIHED and NCADMS in Apatani plateau under this project. She
stressed upon the importance of biodiversity conservation through community participation
emphasizing that unless the people of the Arunachal Pradesh protect and conserve
their wildlife, many of the species may disappear and many more will be further threatened
in near future. She urged the members of the BMCs and SHGs to fully cooperate with
the Institute in its benign effort for the the conservation of the unique wild flora
and fauna of Arunachal Pradesh.
Tadii, DFO Hapoli, reiterated that community role in conservation is pivotal for
translating the efforts of the Institute in to reality. He urged the villagers not
only to restrain from hunting of wildlife but also to continue patrolling their own
forests in order to detract the poachers, who indulge in illegal hunting.
During the events, Er. M.S. Lodhi, Scientist from the Institute while welcoming the
participants highlighted about the importance of Wildlife Week, and the necessity
for conserving the flora and fauna.
Mihin Dollo, Programme Manager of GOI-UNDP CCF-II project appraised the participants
about the objectives and activities of the project, particularly conservation initiatives
made through this project by means of providing alternative livelihoods. He also
provided basic information on rearing, feeding and medication techniques on pig husbandry.
Rubu Buker, Chairman, NCADMS informed the participants about the activities of the
organisation on conservation, particularly that of culturally valued species such
as Schizothorax (Ngilyang Ngyee), squirrel (Takhee), etc. Tapi Elyu, Chairperson
and Mr. Mudang Chailyang, Secretary of BMC-Hong Nitii also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Prasanna K. Samal, Scientist Incharge of the Institute reported that under this
project, the Institute, so far, has constituted 22 BMCs in West Kameng, Tawang and
Lower Subansiri districts, who are effectively implementing conservation focused
activities like plantation of threatened medicinal and aromatic plants, tree species,
declaration of Community Conserved Areas and Sacred Grooves, forest patrolling, etc.;
livelihood oriented activities like tailoring, fishery, weaving, beekeeping, poultry,
etc., and economy developing activities like plantation of horticultural crops such
as large cardamom, kiwi and orange, promotion of community based tourism apart from
creating awareness on resource conservation.
Workshop cum training programme on Caste Census
BOMDILA, Oct 7: The West Kameng district DRDA has organized a District level Workshop
cum Training Programme on Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 at the Indoor Multipurpose
Sports Complex, Bomdila today.
The DC cum Principal SECC Officer West Kameng Rinchin Tashi in his keynote address
highlighted on the aims and objectives of the census operation and reiterated that
the people actually living in the Below Poverty Line should not be victimized on
account of the laxity on part of the Enumerators / Supervisors, Block Officers, PRI
members and other stake holders for ones comfort and vested interests. BPL survey
needs to be carried out every five years but it is not done so and therefore, the
victimized and the aggrieved ones have to suffer for a very long period of time,
Acknowledging the vital role that the PRI members could play for an error-free census,
the Principal SECC Officer took strong exception of the absence of some of the Zilla
Parishad Members and Anchal Chairpersons who failed to turn up even after being
officially intimated. The Panchayat leaders of the concerned area along with the
Gaon Buras could assist the Enumerators, Block Officers and the local administration
for correct and error-free documentation by providing the correct logistics; he added
and urged the Chairperson Zilla Parishad to ensure full co-operation and active participation
of all the PRI members in the upcoming census. Though optimistic of a successful
census in the district, DC Tashi seemed bit apprehensive of the availability of Data
Entry Operators to be made available by the concerned firm(s) at the right time and
in the required numbers and therefore, asked the Block Development Officers to be
mentally prepared and workout in advance, the requirements and availability of Data
Entry Operators from within the blocks itself to fall back upon, if need be.
Assuring the house of the whole hearted support and co-operation of the PRI members
of the district, ZP Chairperson Logiang Rikhong called upon the Enumerators and the
Block officials to take up the census operation with a missionary zeal and ensure
that no one is victimized and complete the national duty without fear or favor.
PD District Rural Development Agency Dagbom Riba & V.P Singh Deputy Director DUDA
dealt on the role and responsibilities bound with the Census operation in the Rural
and Urban areas respectively while the District Informatics Officer PK Thungon spoke
on the role of NIC in the Census operation.
Master Trainer VP Singh conducted an exhaustive training on the Socio-Economic Caste
Census schedules meant for the Rural and Urban Enumeration Blocks of the district
followed by queries and clarifications. Block level workshops and training programmes
in the district would be completed within this month and the Census would begin from
1st of November to till 30th. DIPRO
DA discuss Power Project with citizens
YINGKIONG, Oct 7: The Deputy Commissioner Upper Siang District, Liyon Borang accompanied
by a team of officers from Yingkiong and Panchayat leaders of Mariyang Anchal block
held an interaction public meeting with HGB, GBs, ASMs, student leaders and villager
at Adi Pasi (sibuk) village yesterday.
The state government has already signed an MOA with the M/S Abir Construction private
Ltd for the proposed 60-70 MW hydro power project to be constructed over the Yamne
river basin in stages - II and the immediate affected villages comprised of Padu,
Pasi and Damro.
The objective of the meeting was to get the public into confidence before property
survey and actual construction of the project is started.
Advising the people and stressing the economic output, value and importance of the
hydro-power development in promoting other fields of developments, Borang called
upon people to extend full corporation with the local administration and the constructing
agency to overcome the various phases of work to accomplish the construction of
the project there by fulfilling the needs an opportunity of the affected local people
as per norms and guided rules.
ZPM Dukkang Pertin, ASM Oki Yompang, GB Lungkang Moyong while welcoming the proposed
project, appealed the local administration and the company to provide proper compensation
against the damaged properties and employment opportunity to local youths. Earlier,
the same meeting was conducted at Padu Village.
The next awareness meeting is being fixed at Damro on October 12.
On the same day GBs, PRI members of Adi Pasi village expressed serious concern over
non posting of CO at Mopom circle Head quarter for the last few years and urged the
state government to take immediate action in this regard. DIPRO
District Task Force meet on MSIA
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The District Task Force meeting on Measles Supplementary Immunization
Activity was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner on 4th
Chairing the meet, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak stressed on working out
a comprehensive movement plan at various levels and called for collective effort
to launch the programme successfully and all administrative officers will be given
necessary direction and meeting with Panchayat Bodies will soon be called to mobilize
resources for logistic support, he said.
West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jarsa Gamlin appealed all to cooperate with
the medical department to fulfill national mission of a measles free nation. He also
disclosed that officers from Delhi are arriving at Aalo shortly to inspect the resistibility
of up gradation of District hospital and urged all related Officers to turn up for
coordination on intimation.
The District Family welfare Officer, Dr. Moli Riba who is spear heading the campaign
said that measles catch-up campaign introduced by govt. of India is targeted to eradicate
child mortality all over the word. Schools and Anganwadi centre will be targeted
to locate all children falling in the age group of 9 months to 10 years of age. He
sought the cooperation and help of administration and other line departments in carrying
out the extensive campaign for three weeks starting from 9th of Nov11 next.
Meanwhile rigorous training is being imparted to all Medical Officers and Para medical
staffs in the district hospital and Dr. H.S.Sarang, Consultant UNICEF will give useful
tips in the training session to launch the pr ogrammme. (DIPRO)
“Remove Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries”
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Arunachal Pradesh Intellectual Youth Federation (APIYF) has appealed
to the Chief Minister to remove all those Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries,
who have brought bad name to the Congress party and created hurdles in all development
activities in the state with malafide intention to topple the present government.
“APIYF sincerely appeals to the Chief Minister to remove those ministers and parliamentary
secretaries from their respective posts immediately and entrust their port-folios
to efficient and capable MLAs of the party so that development activities can be
continued without any hurdles and further delay,” the Forum said in a release.
It alleged that the present political situation (crisis) in the state has been directly
or indirectly created by the present APCC president.
“The APCC president is all set to destroy the strong hold of the party in the state
creating division and disharmony within the party. It is quite ridiculous to see
that Nabam Tuki being the APCC president is indulging in anti-party activities,”
the release said.
The Forum further blamed those politicians with vested interest for the prevailing
law and order problem in the state.
“The present law and order problem in the state are not because of the present CM
but it is because of those ‘crooked’ politicians who are holding important port-folios
in the cabinet and not extending their cooperation to the Government,” the release
Socio-Economic and Caste Census workshop
SEPPA, Oct 7: The District Level Workshop on Socio-Economic and Caste Census presided
over by the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam was held at DC’s office Seppa
Addressing the participants, Bam stressed on the importance of socio-economic and
caste census and appealed the enumerators for physical verification and house-to-house
visit with correct and factual data and discharge the assigned duty with utmost sincerity
and dedication to make it success.
He also briefed about the role and responsibilities of enumerators and supervisor
and also urged the administrative officer for logistics and other supports to the
enumerators and supervisors.
On the occasion, manual instructors and other relevant guidelines for enumerators/
supervisors were distributed. The day –long workshop was attended by ADC,SDO,BDOs,
EACs, COs and block level master trainers. DIPRO
Association demands release of salary
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Arunachal Pradesh IT Consultant Association (AAPITCA) has demanded
for immediate release of 6 months pending salary of 256 IT consultants working under
Arunachal Pradesh Manpower & Project Consultancy Limited (APM & PCL) in all the 16
districts since 2009.
The IT faculties have been working without payment since April 2011 in all the remote
areas of the state, the Association said and urged the headmasters of all concern
IT faculties school to understand the problems and bear with till the further extension
order is issued from APM&PCL office and SSA department.
AAPITCA has been demanding since 2011 for proper job reservation, enhancement of
salary and declaration of computer as one of the major subjects.
“But no positive result has been achieved from the department concerned although
the demands were appreciated and forwarded by the Education Minister to SSA department
for further approval, it said.
Union demands development of school infrastructure
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Kimin Students Union has appealed to the higher authorities
to develop infrastructure of various schools under Kimin and Kakoi circles at the
The Union in a release today said that during its visit to both the circles from
Sept 26 to Oct 3, the students found that the institutions have been facing various
infrastructural problems like shortage of teachers’ quarters, class rooms, desk
and benches, besides supply of electricity and drinking water. The release further
said that shortage of teachers and absence of boundary wall of schools are another
The union also appealed the local administration to direct the absentee teachers
to perform their duty at posting places regularly. It also appealed BRCC and CRCC
to inspect schools regularly and said that they submitted the names of absentee teachers
to the EAC Kimin for necessary action.
Moral education is the key to the eradication of corruption
Itanagar Oct 7: The Sociology Department of Don Bosco College held a seminar on ‘Corruption’
today. In his key note address, Dr. M. Hussain, H.O.D, Dept of Sociology, RGU, said
“Corruption is in every sphere of society from ‘baby food to the air we breathe’;
corruption begins at home.” Basing on the thoughts of eminent social thinkers like
Socrates, Emile Durkeim, Auguste Comte, Max Webber, he said that religion of love
is the antidote to the cancer of corruption. Moral education is the key to the eradication
of corruption. Morality is the conscience of the society which needs to be nurtured
and there is no holiday from morality. Quoting Nobel Laureate Chandrashekhar, he
said, ‘Youth must learn to think’. Corruption is the wrong application of any skill
or material. He exhorted the students, ‘every sociologist must be an activist’ and
they should think globally and act locally.
The seminar began with Henry Newmann’s celebrated hymn ‘Lead kindly light’ sung by
the college choir. Choreography on Patriotic song ‘Bande Mataram’ was staged. Fr.
Nicholas the Principal of the college in his welcome address said, “Corruption is
the deadliest disease that is corroding the very fabric of society today.” Highlighting
the role of youth in fighting corruption he said, “Youth need to be ‘the change’
they want to see.” Various research papers on topics like: Recent scams, their impact
on society and possible remedies, were discussed at length during the seminar. As
many as 50 students took active part in the seminar.
Governor seeks report on law and order
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Governor has sought a detailed briefing from the law-enforcing
authorities of the State on the present law and order position in the State and the
Capital complex in particular.
The Commissioner (Home), Director General of Police, IG (Police) and DIG (Intelligence)
called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan here on Oct 6 and briefed him on the certain
recent developments in Itanagar and Naharlagun.
The Governor also expressed his concern on the recent unfortunate incident in Roing
and wished for an early recovery of the injured officials, policemen and the citizens.
He was informed that a high-level committee will soon be set-up to enquire into the
While advising the senior officers to take all steps to ensure public order and uphold
the rule of law, the Governor stressed that it was important to monitor the situation
very closely. Arunachal Pradesh has been an oasis of peace in the entire North-eastern
region and it is important that the atmosphere of fraternity, harmony and tranquillity
prevailing in the State is not vitiated by forces with vested interests, he added.
Durga Puja celebration
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Governor General JJ Singh along with State First Lady Anupama Singh
participated in the Durga Puja celebration at the B Sector Shiv Mandir on Oct 7 and
offered prayers at the Durga Puja pandal. Large numbers of people from all walks
of life, including children joined the first couple.
Organized by Raj Bhavan Durga POuja Committee, large numbers of people in best of
their attires attended the Puja at the mandir, which was established in year 2002.
Magi Lake trekking expedition held
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Eco-Friendly Society, Likabali organized a trekking expedition to
Magi Lake recently. The trekking was accompanied by scientist from GB Pant Himalayan
Environment, Itanagar Unit and Likabali Forest Department.
The expedition was carried out to create awareness among the people to preserve flora,
fauna and its bio diversity and to develop the Magi Lake into a tourist spot.
The society claimed that the said lake is surrounded by tropical evergreen forest
and is rich in wildlife and having potential for promotion as tourist spot.
It appealed to the state government to develop Magi Lake for easy access and make
it to the tourism map of the state.
The society has also decided to organize Magi Lake festival during Makar Sankranti.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Palin Area Youth Welfare Association claimed that Mithun disease
is spreading in Palin area for the last two months.
It appealed to the Veterinary Department to immediately deploy Doctors along with
medicine to control the further spread of disease.
Dharma and Mani Mantra
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: A discourse on the topic ‘Dharma and Mani Mantra’ with question
answer session is being organized by AT&AKT DMCFC Sanggey-dLing, Thembang, Arunachal
Pradesh at Siddhartha Centre, Narang-Chilu, Dirang on October 8.
The discourse would be initiated by Dr. Rikya Lhavoe Rinpoche.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic faculty, staff and students
deeply mourned the tragic demise of Rahul Kumar who died in a road accident on October
Late Rahul was a first year student of the polytechnic college.
The Polytechnic family in a condolence meeting observed two minute silence and prayed
almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Tadar Abu Youth Organization deeply mourned the sudden demise Assistant Teacher Tamin
Riamukh who died in a road accident near Ziro on October 1.
He was a dedicated teacher and social worker. His death is a great loss to the society.
The members of the organization prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul
and extended its condolence message to the bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Pumcho Tapok, Charu Maniam and Tapa Ruji have been appointed as
president, vice present and general secretary of newly formed All Arunachal Pradesh
Tribal Welfare Association.
Sonam Yangfo and Abing Bengia have been appointed as president and general secretary
of All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union, Papum Pare District Unit
for a period of three years.
Annual conference of ALFD
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The second general conference cum annual meeting of Arunachal Legal
Forum Delhi (ALFD) was held on Oct 2 at Arunachal House, New Delhi. The new members
for the session 2011-2012 were formally selected with Halley K Jamoh and Laryom Sendak
as president and general secretary respectively.
Oni Mibang was selected as the vice president. The union was formed in September
2010 with an aim to spread legal awareness among the Arunachal students residing
in Delhi and NCR.
APCC condemns Roing incident
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee condemnd the reported indiscriminate
firing by the police and paramilitary forces in the heart of Roing town. The law
enforcing agency should maintain utmost restraint in dealing with the public and
firing bullet should be the last option, it said while adding that the APCC expects
the Government to function more efficiently and deal with the law and order problem
with iron fist.
The Committee further said that the non Arunachalee IAS and IPS officers posted as
DC and SPs in the District should be briefed about the culture ,tradition and social
system of the District where they are serving ;as our state has a unique tribal pattern
which differs from place to place.
The APCC further requested the Government to release financial help to the injured
students and book the culprit of the incident, whether it is government servant or
public in the relevant section of the law so as to bring back normalcy in the district
at the earliest.
VoA campaign round
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The 1sr campaign round of the top 13 contenders of Voice of Arunachal
session-2 will be held at October 8 at Cinema Hall Naharlagun.
MLA Tani Lofa and ZPM Sagalee Techi Abraham have consented to attend the programme
as chief guest and guest of honour.
ACCYWA call capital bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) has declared
12 hours capital complex bandh on Oct 10 in favour of its demand for handing over
NH -52 A road to BRTF for better road condition. Association said that it had given
an ultimatum to the state Govt, especially PWD department for handing over of the
road and also jointly organized dharna on Sept 2 in favour of its demand, but till
date no any assurance was given by the PWD and UD minister.
The Association further said that the PWD minister has not properly implemented the
scheme for last 10 years for improvement of capital road and it remains in worse
condition till now. It claimed that departmental officers had submitted DPR of
Rs 284 crore for 5 times to higher authority for improvement/widening of Capital
road, but the authority of department is not taking interest in road improvement,
whereas the Prime Minister had already announced 2/4 lane Capital road during
Pointing out the dilapidated condition of capital road after the few months of renovation,
the Association also said that the PWD minister is absent from the state for last
three months when the Capital is facing its worse road condition. It also questioned
the state Governor, CM and AICC president for not taking measures against the absentee
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association in a meeting has decided to launch
its first phase of 24 hrs bandh on October 10 and 11 at West Siang District Headquarter
Aalo and entire Paktu Ao dominated area. The association is demanding immediate transfer
of West Siang Deputy Commission Amjad Tak.
Players’ leave for world cup
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Rei Yadi, Tage Saa and Likha Lej from Arunachal Pradesh are among
42 member national karate team selected for the 7th World Junior and Cadet Karate-Do
Championship and 2nd U-21 World Cup to be held at Melaka, Malaysia from October 13
to 16 next.
Sensei S Deben Sharma, Sensei L Marik and All India Karate-Do-Federation Joint Secretary
Sensei Likha Tara are the coaches and official. The three karatekas along with coach
Sharma already left here for New Delhi today. Tara and Marik will join the rest of
the team at New Delhi tomorrow.
The Indian contingent will leave for Malaysia on October 10.
The team is being led by AIKF president SK Thiagrajan and general secretary SB Sharma.
Society demands apology
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Referring to the ‘defamatory news items’ published in May, 2009
against Changlang SP T Amo in ‘a false, fabricated and baseless case’ registered
at Itanagar PS (case No. 80/2009) All Loyi, Lollen, Lotem and Amo Welfare Society
(ALLLAWA) today demanded that those responsible for defaming the reputed officer,
who is also member of the society, should apologize to Amo at the earliest.
The Society further said that “as the case was false from very beginning,’ the trial
court has acquitted him after going through all evidences.
RGU new VC takes charge
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The new Vice-Chancellor Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. David R. Syiemlieh
has taken the charge of the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 5th October at Rono
Hills, according to an official release.
Prior to his new assignment with RGU, Prof Syiemlieh was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor,
North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
Home Minister to visit disputed border area
ITANAGAR: Home Minister Takar Marde is visiting all the disputed areas of Arunachal
Pradesh along the Assam-Arunachal boundary. During his visit he would interact with
the people to know the ground reality.
He would visit Dollungmukh, Lower Subansiri on October 8, East Siang and Lower Divang
Valley districts from October 10-12.
The Minister would be accompanied by Director Border Affairs, DIG (Western, Central
and Eastern Range), President and General Secretary All Arunachal Pradesh Students’
ZP for infrastructure developmentof new district
ITANAGAR: Tirap district Zilla Parishad chairman Rongnai Maham hoped that the state
Govt will leave no stone unturned for development of infrastructure for the new district
Longding. He further hoped that creation of new district will pave the way for faster
development and provide effective and better administration to the area.
The ZPM also appreciated the relentless and sincere efforts of three representatives
of Wancho area for creation of new district and also other legislators who supported
its creation. Considering the needs and multi faceted administrative roles at the
present time, Govt decision for creation of a new district curving out of Tirap has
brought a smile on every Wancho, he said.
Few days to recall and promote our own cultural heritage
Tradition and culture are the main backbone to show our identity. But in today's
generation, it seems like our people are not into it much. If you go in villages,
firstly your own village, then you will see its totally different what we used to
have earlier. I am not saying that we should not go with today's life. We should
be where we are now but at the same not forget who we are.
What i want to know is, don't you think it would be good to observe few days to recall
and promote our own cultural heritage? Moreover, as we have number of different tribes,
we need to have inter-tribal interaction so that we can know better of each other.
Like, I have many friends who doesn't even know the pronunciation of my tribe Wancho.
They put "g". Just the way, I put "d" in Shertukpen" instead of "t".
Keeping this in point, I think it would be better if we follow few days, or a week
to recall our different tradition by having traditional attire with folk songs and
dances. It will be very good and interesting also. Just the same as that of Hornbill
festival, an annual festival observed by Nagaland with the same view.
Hopefully people will bring this topic in some general meetings, like that of AAPSU,
most importantly by the student unions in each district and MLAs and Ministers and
in state assembly meeting. Don't forget who we are.
National Institute of Technology, Calicut,
A frightened voice
The Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is depressed because of going infighting among
Congress leaders for leadership and seeking diversion from the party’s internal problem.
The Home Minister is expressing his anguish and frustration and finding relief hopelessly
commenting on NPF(Naga Peoples Front) party and its leader Neiphu Rio.
It is very unfortunate that a Home Minister who cannot control and direct his own
party MLA’s is making such irresponsible comment to a National Party like NPF and
its esteemed leader. The Home Minister is confusing NPF, an Indian democratic party
with Naga National Workers. He should remember that these two parties are two different
motivated parties having different objectives. Since the twelve (12) MLAs of Tirap
and Changlang has no objection at launching of NPF party in Arunachal than who is
Marde and on what founded reason he is opposing a National Party like NPF?
The NPF Party was formed after observing all necessary norms by the Chief Election
Commission of India. If Marde feels that there is any undemocratic thing in NPF fit
for such opposition then why doesn’t he approach the Chief Election Commission of
India? Without any proper reason and out of depression his uninvited comment on NPF
and its leaders show his own weakness and fear psychosis for NPF party.
It is believed that Marde had a short term memory otherwise he should have remembered
who brought NSCN(K) in 1998 and subsequently NSCN(IM) in the year 2000. Since then,
pitch battle was fought between both factions of NSCN in the jungles and villages
of Tirap and Changlang breaking peace and tranquility in these two districts. The
fighting between arch rival groups for control over Tirap and Changlang cost many
lives and properties of these two districts. In Tirap great number of public leaders
had lost their lives and untold number of common public lives had lost in cross firing
incidents. Remaining a mere spectator the State Government neither showed their sympathy
to the families of public leaders and common people who suffered nor the government
tried to control the unstoppable NSCN faction wars. It is painful to know that some
of the leaders from other districts of the State do enjoy the pain and agony of Tirap
and Changlang people by calling it as we deserved it.
The home Minister failed to remember who took shelter of NSCN parties for last three
Assembly Elections. After paying undisclosed sums to these parties during election
time and winning all seats with thumping majority and now accusing Naga Peoples Front
and its leader Mr. Neiphu Rio of trying to destabilise Arunachal just at a throw
away cause. It is not NPF but Congress party who is destabilising the state by inviting
the anti- national and anti- social parties hence checking the state from its wanting
As a Home Minister of the State Marde had failed in finding solution to the NSCN
problem in these two districts. In virtual reality both factions are running a parallel
government in Tirap and Changlang. The Minister who had failed in discharging his
duties, on moral ground has no right in demanding and objecting the launch of NPF
party in the State. Launching of NPF party in Arunachal will definitely strengthen
the democratic processes of the State which will help our state for development and
may find amicable solution to the prevailing problems of these two districts in particular.
Now the voice of Home Minister is no more the voice of “ a Home Minister” but rather
a frightened voice of a congress leader because launching of such party like NPF
will check the dictatorship of ruling congress in the state and mayhem of the state
The People of Tirap and Changlang are Nagas by blood. Some leaders including APPSU
from other districts had made issue of from time to time that people of these two
districts are not Nagas. Such statements are ego push and out of total ignorance.
After independence the people of Tirap and Changlang were enlisted under 6th Schedule
of the Indian Constitution as “Nagas”.
So far and so long general public of Tirap and Changlang had accepted the term “Naga”
and have no objection using the term then, why APPSU and other tribe leaders are
denying that the people of these two districts are not “Naga”?
State Unit A.P. (NPF)
A rude shock
“ Apropos to the news item in your daily dated 5th Oct’11, I wish to say that the
opposition voiced by some senior Nyishis under the so called banner of Nyishi Consultative
Committee (NCC), comes as a rude shock. The names that appeared in the paper are
no less who’s who of the Nyishi society. There were times when whatever they said
was followed. If they are still mentally strong and physically alert, instead of
harking on hearsays, they should have made efforts to read the ‘Two Member Committee’
Report’, which is said to be already in the hands of the President NES.
In addition to adding one more association in the list of already enormous numbers
of associations, which they have time and again despised openly, the unfortunate
concerned senior Nyishi members have failed the society for which they had vowed
to lay down their lives, if required. I wonder, if they ever said so. And if they
did, did they do it only as elected member of the society? What if they are not elected
members now? Those thousands who followed them still wish to follow their path of
social UNITY and DIGNITY. I wish to urge upon all, specially the elders of the Great
Nyishi Society not to forget that we will ultimately leave our society to the future
generations: what kind of society that ought to be!
A Pradeep Thakur is a no-body as against a Society. He barks to earn his living;
at the cost of others. But when it is understood that his barking was conditioned,
how can one sleep it over. Our future generation will question us. Let us be united,
rather, in the fight against this injustice.
With due regards, I urge upon the concerned senior members of the society not to
be mislead by others. Go to NES and argue, if you should, but desist from echoing
the sentiments of other people.”
Akom Nipo Don
Banderdewa, (on email)
When law keepers spray bullets
The Idu Mishmi Community witnesses yet again a horrifying nightmare of the heinous
act of CRPF, IRBN and Special Task Force spraying bullets at innocent civilians leaving
9 youth serious wounded at Roing on late evening of 5th October. The so-called protectors
of law and order take law into their own hands to commit such barbaric and inhuman
atrocities of shooting the innocent youth. The brutality of shooting at the youth
by the police is a pre-planned execution. To the question of who masterminded such
atrocities against the innocents, no room left to doubt on the responsibilities of
Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Roing. They first floated the news that
there are Maoists in Dibang Valley. This was done precisely to terrorize the people
of Roing. Does a place like Roing with no presence of insurgency like Tirap and Changlang
Districts really require the stationing of so many Paramilitary forces like the CRPF,
Special Task Force, IRBN? If this is the beginning of Hydro Power Project Plans in
Arunachal Pradesh who knows how many more innocent Citizens of the State who stand
against such multi-projects are going to be killed. It is high time that MLAs and
MPs give up their vested interest of making individual profits and give equal justice
for the development of the common citizens. It is the need of the hour that Citizens
become more and more conscious of the hidden plans of their political leaders. As
everyone witnesses almost all MLAs from constituencies across the Districts of the
State have been away for month than 3 months. There is definitely political crisis
in the State. All development works stand still. The ordinary citizens who vote to
elect MLAs and MPs are often victimized to poverty and injustice. The political situation
and the development processes in the State are going from bad to worse. Public need
much of awareness in electing leaders to lead them to genuine development. Public
have no voice, Organizations and Students Unions indulge too much in politics. There
is neither opposition nor people’s movement that can be figure out to bring genuine
public development and cross check the utilization of crores of money spent in the
name of the development in the State.
Hell on Earth
We all know that Kashmir is known as 'Paradise on earth', but contrary to that Arunachal
is now on the way to become one of the ''most disturbed area''. After sometimes Aruna-chal
may be known as Hell on Earth. Each and every person from political leaders to common
peoples is responsible for it.
Arunachal Pradesh is known as 'Land of Khushi-khushi' and we Arunachalees are called
as peace loving people. But now we may not be known as peace loving people anymore
because of the frequent bandh calls, kidnaps, attacks on the innocents, rape and
murders, threats to the media persons and to the common public, etc. This has created
disharmony among the people of Arunachal Pradesh and frequent bandh calls also creates
chaos and mistrust among the political leaders, pressure groups, administration,
govt. employees, business communities and common public. And it also hampers the
economic growth of our state.
I want to share one of my friend's saying that perfectly suits my statement; 'Jaag
jao! Chain se sona hai to Arunachal se bhaag jao'.
Itanagar, (on email)
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World’s largest sea faring countries have taken a first step towards reducing climate
emissions from shipping with a global agreement to reduce energy use in new vessels
from 2013 onwards.
The first ever regulation of emissions in shipping is expected to lead to greenhouse
gas emission reductions of 45-50m tonnes a year by 2020.
But China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa have secured a six and a half year
delay for new ships registered in developing countries, which could mean the first
guaranteed effective date of the reform will be in 2019.
Shipping accounts for 3-4 per cent of man-made CO2 emissions worldwide and this figure
is expected to rise to 6 per cent by 2020, with emissions doubling by 2050 if no
action is taken.
Environmental NGOs welcomed the tightening of the energy efficiency design index
standard but cautioned that because it only applies to new ships replacing older
ones at the end of their long lives, the full effects of the decision will take a
long time to have any major impact.
In a separate development, the European Commission said it plans to tighten ship
fuel sulphur regulations, which should lead to public health savings of billions
of dollars, especially in countries like Britain and Holland that border busy sea
The proposal would cut the maximum permissible sulphur content of fuels to 0.1 per
cent from 1.5 per cent from 2015 in sensitive areas such as the Baltic Sea and the
Channel, and to 0.5 per cent from 4.5 per cent in all other areas from 2020.