“Execute justice, not the people”: Roing cries as it takes out protest march
ROING, Oct 17: Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS), All Idu Mishmi Students
Union (AIMSU) and trading community of Roing bazaar today staged a protest rally
in the town condemning the October 5 police shooting of students and civilians.
The marchers, who set off from Rehko (community hall) in the morning protested outside
the office of the deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and police station.
The protestors then marched towards DC residence, which was heavily guarded by personnel
of special task force, IRBn and CRPF. They shouted slogans against DC and SP outside
They carried banner and placard saying “Justice delayed is justice denied”, “We are
not Maoist”, “No more police atrocities”, “Execute justice, not the people.”
Later in the afternoon, the protesters dispersed peacefully at Rehko, after the protest
march was successfully carried out in the rest part of the town.
The protest march was participated by students, panchayat leaders, women, non tribal
traders and the community people.
Leading the protest movement IMCLS Secretary Tone Mickrow said “a very dangerous
precedent will be set if the culprits involved in the police shooting are not punished.
Police will now start to shoot people on slightest pretext and this will curtail
the democratic rights of the citizen.”
IMCLS president Kelo Pulu declared that protest will not stop and will continue till
the demands are fulfilled.
In a joint representation submitted to home minister earlier, the organizations had
called for suspension of erring officials, judicial inquiry and compensation to victim.
The memorandum further said that it feel terribly discriminated and let down by the
government as the office of the Chief Minister has not even made a comment on the
police atrocity at Roing. This has not at all helped to put down the growing public
restlessness, it added.
If the Government fails to take any action on or before the 24th Oct’2011 we shall
be bound to launch a mass agitation by all democratic means, the orgs further said.
Protest leader and Roing zilla parishad member Namo Lingi said he condemned the shooting
of school students and alleged the administration trying to instill fear on citizen
by their brutal tactics.
He acknowledged and appreciated the overwhelming participation of trading community
in the protest march.
Another protest leader AIMSU secretary Rajiv Mihu said government is now working
under the diktat of the corporate. “We can understand that this shooting was necessitated
to carry the designs of the corporate.”
Diwali bonanza for govt employees
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Despite resource crunch, the state government today announced 7
per cent dearness allowance (DA) as Diwali gift, considering the welfare of its employees
and the rising price index.
According to Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul, the DA would impose an additional
annual burden of Rs 39.50 crore (Rs 36.92 crore non-plan and Rs 2.58 crore under
plan heads) on the exchequer.
Ahead of the festival season, the GoI had on September 13 last announced an ad-hoc
bonus of up to Rs 3,500 to group C and D central government employees and personnel
of the armed and paramilitary forces.
Pointing out that the GoAP led by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin aimed at the welfare
of all sections of people, particularly the employees and students, Pul called upon
the government employees to work with dedication and sincerity. Huge amount of central
funds for implementation of numerous schemes under the plan head is flowing in, which
could be utilized properly on time with the commitment of the government employees,
Implementation of these projects, proper fund utilization and timely submission of
utilization certificates would alone facilitate the release of the subsequent installments
in most of the central schemes, he said.
Pul said the GoAP has been functioning though there could have been some hurdle in
a few departments because of the absence of the ministers concerned and delay of
projects under MLA Local Area Development Fund because of the absence of the legislators’
“Development of the state and its people is a joint responsibility of the elected
representatives, the GoAP employees and the people,” Pul said and urged one and all,
including his ministerial and legislator colleagues, to shoulder their constitutional
responsibility towards the electors.
“None of us can escape from this bounden duty towards the state and the people. It
is time for all of us to join hands, reflect the ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit and take
the state to its much desired destination to join the developed ones,” Pul added.
RGUSU appeals for peace
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Expressing concern over the present situation in the Capital Complex
in particular and the state as a whole, the Rajiv Gandhi University Students' Union
(RGUSU) appealed all sections of civil society to maintain peace and not panic in
the. present state of affairs. RGUSU further appealed all the students who left their
institutions in fear psychosis to come back and prepare for the house tests, internal
tests and get ready for the final examination which is more imperative for the students.
The RGUSU in a release today also called upon all the university students who left
the campus to come back and attend the internal tests, which were postponed for the
time being by the HoDs due to the present situation. RGUSU appeals all not to breach
the peace among the members of the society only for the sake of some politically
vested interests. The Union also urged NES and GWS to promote mutual trust.
The union further implores all the organizations/unions not to go for more bandh
calls in near future as it grossly affects the students' community who are the future
of this state.
All the colleges have to conduct their house test in December and the university
is to conduct its semester examination in December for which the prescribed syllabus
has to be completed in time. If such tradition of repeated bandh calls prevails in
the state then for sure the result of the students is going to come down from its
height, the Union said and appealed to the bandh callers to avoid bandh call at present
at least for the sake of the students. The worst sufferer in the present tussle are
the students, the union said adding that other democratic means for fulfillment demands
should be adopted instead of bandh calls.
Meanwhile, the union president informed that the VC has approved "Faculty-Wise Games
and Sports, Literary and Cultural Meet, 2011" and it is scheduled from 21 of this
Rally oppose public hearing, construction of big dam
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The people of Logum Jini, Eyi, and Biru villages of Nyikio Banggo
area in a referendum rally held at Logum-Jini general ground on Oct 14 unanimously
opposed the public hearing on 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydro Electrical Project scheduled
to be held on Oct 21. The rally was organized under the banner of Nyiko Bachao Forum.
The participants in the rally adopted resolutions opposing construction of dam and
submitted it in the form of memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner for immediate action.
While demanding cancellation of the proposed public hearing, the memorandum said
that “we have great apprehension that the project developer Jaypee Group has purposefully
prepared EIA, with malafide intention to cheat and dupe the residents of these three
In its four-point memorandum adopted in the rally, the NBF said there is lack of
awareness in almost all the villages of the Siang and Siyom Valley with regard to
the nature of the proposed Siang Dam. Few people of different villages claimed to
have attended Dam meeting at the Administrative Headquarters, wherein most of the
people did not accept the proposal for construction of a Dam over Siang River, it
said. On the other hand, the Prior-Informed - Consent (PIC) of the project affected,
which seems to be mandatory, have been overlooked or might have been stage - managed
in the proposed Lower Siang Hydropower Project. The poor and illiterate Villagers
are being misled by the power developer.
The memorandum further said that the action of the Jaypee group of company is non-cooperative
and there is complete lack of transparency in the public dealings. Till date they
have not discussed in detail about the design and proposed construction of the dam.
More so, the EIA report seems to have been prepared distorting the facts, to mislead
the affected people, it said.
Further, “though three villages falls within submergence zone, but we have not been
intimated about the public hearing, which has created doubt”, the memorandum said.
“We are not against the construction of dam, but we are against the construction
of mega dam like that of proposed Lower Siang project where life and property of
innocent and poor villagers are going to be affected,” the memorandum added.
Little light to extreme darkness
Currently, the political hullaballoo of our state is similar to a spellbinding soap
opera. A reputed weekly magazine has been scripting the melodrama, scene by scene
on its regular issue ever since the blitzkrieg of political doom wobbled our state.
It seems the stratagem of spitting venom on national dailies and magazine has not
yielded the desired fruition or else by now some amicable conclusion might have glimpsed
the auroras. With the conflict cessation embedded in the abyss of darkness, the political
pandemonium is heading towards more capricious beginning; at stake are the life of
vulnerable Arunachalees and the communal harmony of the state.
The once single most powerful party has now become 2 (two) feeble groups, with each
fraction accusing the other of sabotage, foul play and horse trading. They are so
engrossed in this tussle for supremacy that the priorities of the common people have
been totally compromised. Both the warring group has forgotten their mandates and
the commitment to fulfill it. Sadly, it’s not anymore a mêlée of ideologies or principle
but of muscle, money and power.
The desperate attempt to draw the attention of Congress (I) high command has seen
our tactless politicians flooding the pages of prominent magazine and newspapers
with choicest denunciations. In the process, they have not only tainted their own
image but also distorted the reputation of our state by traversing all sensible frontiers
and dragging the rift beyond repair. And considering the current situation, it seems,
the benediction of their party’s supreme authority hasn’t been propounded yet, which
means, in the approaching day’s colossal chaos cannot be ruled out.
No doubt, Arunachal politics is traversing through the darkest phase of its contemporary
history and with the pompous ego’s colliding; the news is not comforting for common
people like us. The insatiability for political dominance is instigating both the
clique’s to conceive more detrimental strategies. The common people who were mere
spectators has been dragged and coerced to take sides. Taking sides has transformed
this simple personal political brawl into full fledged communal scuffle, something
that was never heard in this incredible land of amazing tribes.
With one of the revered minister claiming on record, the security set up of the state
as the worst, even for ministers, what will happen if the communal tumult that’s
in embryonic phase metamorphoses full scale. God forbids, if it ever transpires,
it’s the naive ordinary people whose dreams will cease prematurely as they will be
the prominent one congesting the mortuaries. Whereas the main manipulator(s) will
be out of state, out of sight, vacationing abroad, laughing at the stupidity of naive
Arunachalees. In such a short span, it’s the greatness of our leaders and their leaderships
that has altered our once peaceful state to perilous battlefield. Instead of mitigating
the unstable and insecure ambience that has surfaced due to their existing feud,
both the stubborn sides are unwilling to sacrifice their ego for the security of
the people. They are not at all thoughtful about the destruction level that will
enhance as the communal upheaval stretches from capital to districts, districts to
circles and circles to villages.
Rumor has it that the current political scuffle is worth Rs 500 cr. An iota of verity
in this rumor will delineate the riddle of yore – how and where all the ‘central
charities’ has disappeared from our state’s coffer? In simple words, for ‘high and
mighty’ that ‘cash-full-of-coffer’ counts not the poverty and safety of our state.
For that reason, it will be pure buffoonery on our part to become the pawn of those
perfidious minds that only tends to lead us – from little lights to extreme darkness.
Tawang launch Measles catch-up campaign
Tawang, Oct 17: Tawang became the first district in Arunachal to launch the second
phase of Measles catch-up campaign along with the rest of the country.
The campaign is launched simultaneously with 14 other states of the country to fully
immunize children at the age group of 9 months to 10 years from measles. The campaign
was kick started today in the district by the Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen by
inaugurating the vaccination session site at Kakaling Govt Middle School, Mt. Gheshila
School and Baby Care School in presence of DMO T C Khirme, DRCHO Dr. Wangdi Lama,
SMO (WHO-NPSP) Dr. Tana Takum, DDSE Rinchin Puntsok and CDPO Dondup Pema.
In Tawang, it is expected that the measles 2nd dose would be given in mass immunization
mode to 7052 children at the age group of 9 months to 10 years in the 3 weeks long
campaign. The campaign shall be concentrated at schools in the first week and thereon
it shall move on to the community. All together 118 booths/ vaccination session site
is setup and the helping hand are taken from volunteers of NCC, NSS and Pragya and
EPS (NGOs) to make the campaign success. (DIPRO)
College students ask teachers to return
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Students’ Union Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar briefing
the students’ grievances appealed to all the faculty members and staff of the college
who left the state capital after the recent Itanagar incident to resume their duties.
It also appealed to the students to attend their class regularly and further appealed
everyone to shun bandh call and not to create law and order problem in the capital
and the state as a whole.
Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum has appealed to the teaching staff of both Govt
and private institutions including Dera Natung Govt College, who left the capital
due to law and order and unfounded rumour, to return back and resume their duties
immediately. The Forum also appealed to the director of higher and technical education
to look into genuine problems of Seppa college and post sufficient lecturers there.
Meanwhile, Forum appealed to the common masses to maintain peace and harmony and
said that every organization should say no to more bandh calls, as it badly affect
the academic career of the students, business men and general public.
It further demanded immediate arrest of the culprit involved in Oct 11 firing incident
wherein late Heri Tai succumbed to bullet injuries and also demanded resignation
of home minister.
World Sight Day observed at RKM Hospital
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: World sight day was observed on 15th October at R.K.Mission Hospital
in association with District Blindness Control Society, Yupia, Orbis International,
New Delhi and Light for the world.
Dr. K. Zaman, senior ENT specialist, R.K.Mission Hospital appraised the audience
about the importance of World sight day. World Sight Day (WSD) is an international
day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention
on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. He hoped that with
the constant efforts from eye specialists and paramedical staffs of R.K.Mission Hospital
and government sector the blindness in the state due to preventable and avoidable
causes would be reduced to a large extent. Various activities like workshops, rallies,
screening camps, awareness programmes in audiovisual media and write ups in the print
media etc are carried out on this day to generate awareness on eye care
Dr. Taba Khanna, Eye specialist, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun gave a power
point presentation on the impact of blindness. He briefed the audience that there
are about 284 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind
and 245 have low vision. 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. There
is a great implication of blindness on the society and the socioeconomic status as
blindness handicaps a person from earning and becomes a burden for the family. About
90% of the world's visually impaired people live in developing countries. Cataract
is the leading cause of blindness in the state and for that matter globally and uncorrected
refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment.
Dr. Lobsang Tsetim, in a power point presentation detailed the gathering about the
causes of visual impairment and blindness. He told that with early intervention
and management majority of the blindness can be tackled. The state can proudly boast
of state of art services in the field of eye care at very nominal fees in R.K.Mission
hospital and told the public to make optimum use of the same. He briefed the audience
on the advances in low vision services for rehabilitation of blinds and visually
impaired. Low visual aid services would be started soon in ophthalmology department
of R.K.Mission which would be a boon to the visually impaired and blinds in the state.
He said that much more efforts are needed in terms of human effort and commitment
and will from the government and NGO sector to work hand in hand to combat blindness
in the state.
Every year the department of ophthalmology organises this event and conducts various
programs to generate awareness on the issues of blindness and visual impairment.
A drawing competition and a speech competition was organised in which the students
of nursing school, R.K.Mission Hospital participated. Prizes for the winners were
given by Secretary Swamiji, Swami Vishweshananda.
The event was attended by monks, doctors, paramedical staffs and nurses and students
of school of nursing, R.K.Mission Hospital
Pasighat police recover stolen beads
PASIGHAT, Oct 17: The cat and mouse game between police and thieves is coming to
an end with huge recoveries of stolen local beads on Oct 14 last by the Pasighat
Maximum quantities of the merchandise have been recovered after arrest and full disclosures
of a four-members-gang. Sources confirmed that Lombang Megu, Nangkong Yomso, Genti
Damin (Sharma) and Potak Borang have been detained in this regard and a case has
been registered and investigation on.
Earlier on July 10, a complaint was lodged by one Osup Ratan, s/o Toktel Ratan of
Siluk village, Mebo subdivision that his beads were stolen from his house, breaking
the lock of wooden box and accordingly police launched an intensified investigation
and interrogation with the suspects.
Tassar Dingu (SI) along with Taken Rina (Nk) and Tanyi Tali (NK) at Runne village
while Oge Darin (SI) along with Roshmi Kr Boruah (ASI) conducted search operations
in Mebo, resulting in huge recoveries worth crore.
The SP (Incharge) Pasighat BS Mehra while appreciating the police efforts informed
that the accused were also actively involved in the recent Damro (Yingkiong) beads
Mehra appealed the citizens to share information to make a crime-free society and
cautioned people not to buy goods from dubious persons as they would be prosecuted
criminally, if caught. (DIPRO)
Training on socio economic and caste census
CHANGLANG OCT 17: District Level Training-cum-Workshop on “socio economic and caste
census 2011” in Changlang district was held at DIET Auditorium Changlang on Oct 14-15.
In his key note address, M.C. Roy, ADC-Cum-Additional Principal Socio Economic Caste
Census Officer (APSECCO) said, it would be first of its type in the state. The SECC
would be conducted in rural and urban areas and there would be door to door data
gathering on Socio Economic status of the people to know the ground reality.
He asked block SECC Officer, enumerators and supervisors to carry out works with
dedication to bring out actual members of poor people. He also informed that, the
national programme is being carried out with financial and technical support of the
Govt. of India to complete the entire process by 31st December 2011.
Manik Bui, Project Director, DRDA-cum-Nodal Officer for SECC in rural area said,
the SECC is a challenging task and the entire process would be carried out in close
coordination and cooperation jointly by DRDA and Urban Development Department. He
also informed that Govt. of India formulated and resolved that, there should be SECC
instead of separate BPL survey. The reports would be uploaded in web site.
The Urban Programme Officer-cum-Nodal Officer SECC in urban area, Tadar Tarang, said
the training-cum-workshop on SECC is being conducted to build confidence and equip
themselves mentally before proceeding in the field.
Among others, M. Roy, ADC, Jairampur, asked for household list of last census held
and advised the participants to avail maximum benefit out of Workshop-cum-Training
to carry out SECC duty efficiently.
P.K. Panda, K.P. Singh A. S. Pradhan are Master Trainer & Facilitators (MTF).
Radhe Hinda DIO (NIC) Changlang, explained on the role of NIC and use of Tablet PC.
Festival of laughter at Aalo
Aalo, Oct 17: The Nyirmen Festival, (Festival of Laughter) which is said to be the
oldest form of rejoicing and merry-making among the Galo culture was celebrated nostalgically
on Oct 15 at Donyi Polo Dere Complex.
This festival marks the beginning of Galo New Year and traditionally initiated by
the women folk of our society and can be coined as Women Day in our tradition.
The comics that led to paroxysm of laughter, the presentation of Erap and Tanu Nunam
usually associated and performed by male members, were presented by women to spell
bind all genre of audiences. The songs, drama and dances performed on the day gave
deep insight into our tribal music world.
The Chief Guest of the function, Dege Ete, PD DRDA in his address stressed on assimilation
of all traditional values that bind us together and such exposures through festivity
and celebration is essential to infuse such values among our young generation to
take pride in our culture and tradition. He urged the senior members of the society
to take the lead role to preserve and protect our culture that promote unity and
oneness among our people.
Tumpak Ete, writer and expert in traditional folklores elaborated on the significance
of the festival and said that like all culture and religion, our women folk too had
that idealism to guide the society from time immemorial. The hard working womenfolk
in ancient days started this festival as a means of get together and rejoicing and
it went on as a regular celebration.
The Arunachal Vikas Parishad Chairman District Unit, Moji Bagra, Jhumar Lollen Priest,
Tumge Loya EAC, Ige Lollen all dwelt at length on Donyi Poloism, Nyirmen Festival
and other rich aspects of our religion, culture, faith and worship. The President
and Secretary Donyi Polo Trust Committee, Aalo Pakjum Ete, and Kenli Ete sought cooperation
of all to make the festival an annual event in the month of Oct. (DIPRO)
Training for rural youth
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Momong, Lohit Arunachal Pradesh conducted
a two day training programme on “Vermicompost production technology” for the rural
youths of Juna Kachari village from Oct 15. A total of 30 rural youth were present
in the training.
Debasish Borah, SMS (Agronomy) thoroughly discussed about the concept of organic
manures particularly vermicompost, its importance, materials required, cost of production.
He also discussed about the detailed procedure of vermicompost production and utilization
of available crop residue and bio waste for productive purpose.
In the second day practical demonstration was arranged and the farmers took active
part in the practical session. Vermicompost production tank using bamboo was prepared
by the participating farmers including release of Earthworm mother culture in a small
unit prepared in the house of Maheswar Sonowal a progressive farmer of the village.
The farmers agreed to look after the unit and use the technology themselves.
Arunachal’s Scouts and Guides shines in regional programme
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: A team of 5 Scouts and 5 Guides from Rijo and Bazar Middle Schools
headed by Ugdam Jillen, Scout Master and Yade Gongo, Guide Captain of Daporijo Middle
School, Upper Subansiri district participated in the regional level Tribal and Gramin
Scout and Guide programme held at State Training Centre, NERHMA, Nagaland from Oct
11 and 15. The Arunachalee team secured first position in “Festival of state,’ exhibition,
and marriage ceremony and 2nd position in cultural exchange and folk song competitions.
The theme of the programme was “Let’s kick out Aids together”. Master Reate Maying
was adjudged best camper scout. They also participated in state exposition, folk
dance, painting and quiz competition.
T Taloh, DSE cum state chief commissioner and other state officers of Bharat Scouts
and Guides congratulated to all the team members and suggested them to maintain
the same spirit in future.
A five-member national/state training team including C Lowang, ALT (G) also participated
in the regional level trainers meet organized at state training centre, N F Railway,
Maligaon, from Oct 11 to 15 and discussed various points relating to development
of scouting and guiding in North East region.
Prayer for peace
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: NBCC management committee held an emergency meeting today under
the Chairmanship of Rev. Likha Ama, General Secretary Nyishi Baptist Church Council.
In the meeting it was decided that all Churches keep one day prayer fasting program
for the peace and harmony of the State on 20th October in their respective Churches.
The Capital Complex churches will join in NBCC prayer Centre at Model village, Naharlagun.
During the meeting a condolence was conducted for late Heri Tai and prayed for the
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: The proposed Papum Pare district level Science Exhibition -2011,
which was deferred earlier due to on-going examination, would now be conducted on
Oct 25 at the same time and same venue. Class IX to XII students of Govt aided and
private institutions are asked to participate in the exhibition with prior information
to the authorities, according to an release issued by DDSE, Yupia.
Federation demands Coop Society meeting
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Papum Pare Indigenous Intellectual Youth Federation (PPIIYU) has
appealed to the executive members of the Nyishi Cooperative Society Limited, Sagalee
to conduct a general meeting along with the shareholders to discuss various issues
pertaining to the Society.
The Federation in a release today said that despite several requests, the executive
body of the Society failed to conduct meeting, which, it said, indicates abnormality
in maintenance of account. Citing an example of mismanagement, Federation claimed
that one of the Society buildings was leased out to the telecom department in 1996.
Since then the department paid revenue without fail. However, most surprisingly “the
balance as on March 31, 2009 has been purportedly shown that the Society is yet to
receive the rent (of due months) from the department.” “What is even more unacceptable
is that the rent paid by the telecom department was shown to be paid to some one
which is a clear case of cheating and corruption,” the Federation added. If the
executive body of the Society fails to implement bye-laws, maintain transparency
and accountability, the purpose of the Society will be defeated, the Federation said
and stressed on general meeting of the Society for justice to the shareholders.
Local resident files FIR against Executive Engineer
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: A local resident of Ngaming village Upper Siang District Pepen
Kombo in a letter to Superintendent of Police, Upper Siang District appealed for
immediate enquiry against Er Tadam Kamcham, Executive Engineer, Water Resource Division,
Yingkiong for alleged misappropriation of fund under MIP, BADP and Anti Erosion scheme.
The complainant claimed that on September 26, he lodged a complaint against the Executive
engineer at Police Station Tuting but the concerned officer failed to initiate action
on the case.
The complainant alleged that the concerned officer in connivance with the contractors
have prepared huge amount of fraud bills without physical achievement and mis-utilized
the huge sanction amount meant for developmental activities of Tuting Sub-Division
under Water Resource Division, Yingkiong.
PR leaders for reconstruction of power plant
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: All Pip-Sorang Gram Panchayat /Chairperson Welfare Association
urged the State Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to provide sufficient fund for re-construction
of Dumi- Dute Hydro Electrical Project at Pip-Sorang Circle.
Due to heavy rainfall during the month of August & September’2011, the plant was
damaged, it said.
It appealed to the Hydro Power Department & local MLA 20th Tali Assembly Constituency
to take necessary action for sufficient fund provision for early re-construction
of Project for the greater interest of public as whole.
Org demands treasury office
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: All Kurung Kumey District Youth Organization in a letter to Deputy
Commissioner, Kurung Kumey District appealed him to initiate step for immediate establishment
and functioning of Treasury Office Koloriang.
The organization said that the Treasury office structure was constructed three years
back but is yet to function. The non opening of the office has caused a great hindrance
to common people and the departments of the district, it said.
The organization gave one month time to the concerned authority to shift the Treasury
Office at Koloriang and threaten to launch movement within the district if their
demand is not fulfilled.
Bandh called off
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Down Stream Village Welfare Association, Mebo Area Bachao Committee
and All Mebo Students Union have called off its proposed Bandh call from October
17-19 at Mebo area due to postponed of public hearing in respect of Lower Siang Hydro
Anti tobacco movement
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: All Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association (ACCUYA) has decided
to organize anti-tobacco movement at Capital Complex on Oct 20.
Meanwhile, ACCUYA has condemned the Oct 11 violent incidents which led to large
scale damages of private and public properties. The Association held the administration
responsible for such violence and arson.
Meanwhile, it appealed the state Govt to provide financial assistance to the relatives
of late Heri Tai and to Rogio Tatum who is undergoing treatment in a Guwahati hospital.
Inter school meet
ITANAGAR, Oct 17: Ist inter school meet of Calvary English School Yachuli, Sangram
and Moinhappa was conducted at Moinhappa from October 14-16 last.
BSE NBCC Chairman James Techi Tara and Poma ASM Techi Ania attended the opening day
as chief guest and guest of honour. MLA Techi Kasso and Arunachal Christian Forum,
Secretary Toko Teki was the chief guest and guest of honour of the closing ceremony.
Maintain peace: IBCS
ITANAGAR: Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) has expressed serious concern
over the present law and order problem prevailing in the state capital due to political
unrest. IBCS has urged every community of state to uphold universal brotherhood and
maintain peace and tranquillity during the hour of political instability. Further
they have deeply condoled the death of Heri Tai who succumbed to bullet injury after
firing incident at IG Park. Society prayed to lord Buddha for eternal peace of the
departed soul and prayed to give enough strength to the bereaved family members to
bear such irreparable loss.
Association demands arrest
ITANAGAR: All Heri Youth Welfare Association (AHYWA) in its emergency meeting held
on Oct 15 unanimously passed a resolution demanding identification and arrest of
culprit of the IG Park firing incident on Oct 11 which caused death of Late Heri
Tai on Oct 12.
In a letter addressed to the state Governor, the Association has urged the state
Govt to arrest the culprit within a week.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Youth Association (AAYA) has demanded judicial enquiry
into Oct 11incident and immediate arrest of the main culprit of unpre-cedented violence
which left the innocent people suffered and vehicles burnt into ashes.
Highlighting the law and order situation in state capital, the Association in a memorandum
addressed to the chief minister said that criminal activities should be stopped.
Pointing out the bandh calls which affects the general public, the Association also
appealed to the Govt for good governance and peaceful co-existence in greater interest
of public service.
Please defer the date of submission of application
The recent situation in our state has left all of us dazed and confused. Every other
day , there is a bandh or at least rumors about a bandh. These recent events, to
which the common people like us are not related, has severely affected us physically
and mentally. Everyone got affected in some way or the other but I write for the
aspirants of APPSCCC(E)2011 Mains who were enormously affected by these grim turn
of events. Not all of us have relatives at Itanagar. Outstation candidates like us
are left in a lurch. We cannot go back and we cannot go in owing to the prevailing
situation. Inservice candidates have to obtain a no objection certificate from HODs
but without their presence in their respective offices, most of the candidates are
yet to get this important document for appearing the most prestigious examination
of our state.
On top of that, the Commission has been maintaining a stoic silence, aggravating
I , on behalf of all the aspirants, request Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
to defer the last date of Submission of Mains APPSCCC(E)2011 application by at least
ten days so that the in-service candidates can also have a fair shot at the most
prestigious examination of the state .
Kebang versus development
I was one of the witnesses of Kebang held at Pessing on Oct 14 and 15 regarding Lower
Siang HE Project (2700Mw). I would like to share my experiences of this Kebang.
The kebang was organized by Bogum Bokang Kebang, my question to the said organization
is that what is the creditability? As of date they are replaced by Adi Bane Kabang.
So, it is clear that to conduct a kebang in the name of Bogum Bokang Kebang is a
false and misleading procedure.
Among the assembly of 500 most of the speaker of that kebang were Senior Govt officials
from Arunachal Civil and Police Services posted in Itanagar and other parts of Arunachal.
The kebang was organized just to oppose the Lower Siang HE Project (2700 MW) to be
executed by Jaypee Arunachal Power Ltd.
It is sorry to mention that there were no such valid points of discussion about the
refusal of this project.
We all know that Arunachal Pradesh can excel in Hydro Power. It will provide employment
facilities both directly and indirectly to our young generation. Almost all big developers
of India like Reliance, Jaypee, L&T, DS Group are in Arunachal Pradesh only because
of Hydro Power.
During the meeting, only those persons were allowed to address the gathering, who
were anti development anti Hydro power policies. I will not be surprised, if any
anti national activities are active in Arunachal. It is my personal opinion that
in next 5 -10 years you will see the underground anti national forces activate in
Arunachal Pradesh. Will these so called “desh bhakt” be able free Arunachal Pradesh
The members of Bogum Bokang Kebang expressed that they are ready to take extreme
action against those who are in favour of hydro electric project. That is a clear
indication of communal conflict and inter Adi society clash in the near future.
I request all forums of Adi Communities not to invite non Adi person in our Adi kebang.
Ayeng, (on email)
Playing with our sentiments
Judgment Day has come. Once upon a time, Arunachal was known as "Island of peace"
in the East. Now we are passing hard times. Reported ransack and looting of the BB
Plaza on broad day light, Arson attack at Takar complex are not a good news for Arunachal.
Many bikes and cars were torched to ashes during the Oct 11violence. Due to lawlessness
and feeling of insecurity in the state most of the Govt. officers fled away to their
home and wait for hostile atmosphere to calm down. No office is functioning properly
since many months due to leadership race at Delhi and the people of the state are
enjoying the game of leadership after the death of Late Dorjee Khandu just like world
cup football or cricket which is not a healthy sign for future of Arunachal. Leaders
have no role to play but to play with the sentiment of the people. They have nothing
to do but do with money and power.
If congress Govt. is so incompetent and failed to discharge their obligation, they
should dissolve the Govt. and give a chance for spirited leaders of young generation.
If brother & sisters of Arunachal cannot live together in one home better stay apart
so that they can enjoy fullest test of life.
Govt. should think for the development of this state and thank the people of the
state for not demanding separate homeland for every community of the state. May God
Peacemaker but not troublemaker
I would like to express my concern regarding the conflict incident happened at NH-52
of Capital Complex, stone pelting between the two groups on 11th Oct.
I was deeply hurt and shocked to see and hear from eyewitnesses that few members
including the church leaders from the Christian Community irrespective of denominations,
Church goers of Capital Complex Local Churches were also pelting stone at their brothers
in the name of Politics and Tribe.
According to Bible teachings, our duty is to ‘forgive and forget’ with prayer surrendering
everything to His will. We belongs to Christ, marked with His Cross and filled with
His commandment “love your enemy,” then how come we dared to stone someone like
that. We are the ambassador of God, the Peacemaker not a troublemaker.
Being a believer, instead of teaching right way as an example for others, we are
making bad image about God, Church, Society and even Tribe.
On the last Day of the Judgment, God will recognize and accept us not by our names,
tribes, nations, political party but by our faith in Jesus.
Today, you might be laughing, provoking and pelting stone at someone in the name
of tribe & politics but remember when your last days come, there will be no one to
hear you, see you and help you except our Lord Jesus. According to God’s Ten Commandment,
everyone should keep His name above all names and worship Him but through this ugly
incident especially the few believers are still keeping tribe & politics above all
names instead of God’s name by breaking the 1st Commandment of God. For blood of
Jesus was shed once for all so, one must not sin again and again especially knowingly.
Always remember that our soul will not be saved by our tribe, clan, caste, and politics
but by the grace of our Lord. May the gracious Lord forgive and forget our believers
who have tasted the ugly incident consciously or unconsciously.
Give peace a chance
The unprecedented violence of 11th Oct has been a nightmare to all peace loving citizens
across the State. The unwarranted violence, destruction and damages caused to lives
and property on the day has disturbed the peaceful co-existence of tribes and distorted
the image of the State once known for most peaceful State in the whole States of
Northeast. It has intensified communal tension added to rumours of communal riots.
The desultory and highly motivated vested interests of few individuals in the State
have deluded the people resulting to outbreak of violence. Violence begets violence.
No issue as serious as the political crisis in the State can be solved by taking
up to violence rather it will only escalate. It is high time that political leaders
in the State pin down their points of differences and dialogue for amicable solutions,
if not tension between communities, supporters and organizations will only aggravate.
The tactics of accusation and blame game in the post 11th October will in no way
lead to restoration of Peace. Adolf Hitler’s dream of conquering and ruling the rest
of the world failed just because he took up violent means of dictatorship. There
is no record in the whole of world’s history where victory has been achieved through
violence. The age-old social bond of brotherhood and peaceful co-existence between
different communities must be preserved at all cost to contribute to the overall
development of the State. The State with rich natural resources and thin population
must be kept away from being swayed by the money power politicians. The level of
corruption in the State is on rocket raise from day to day. Corruption is the root
cause of all violence. Solution of issues and problems through money and muscle powers
will be short-lived. Amicable solution through peaceful method will have greater
permanency. The general public across the State must stop taking sides for personal
gains rather introspect to check every form of corruption for better Arunachal Pradesh
where peace, prosperity and development will precede all intricacies of politics.
Give peace a chance and shun violence. Let’s be peacemakers and build peace for
better Arunachal Pradesh to live in. The State is blessed with unique rich culture
and traditional heritage. Let’s stand together to preserve and protect it. Be proud
to be an Arunachalee for all times and ages.
Paul Chawang, ( on email)
Sending a bad image
This is totally beyond the ethics of the state. The present scenario in the state
is sending a bad image of the state across the country. The state is under the huge
turmoil of political hullabaloo. The common people are worst hit. It doesnot make
any sense to leaders of the state. No one but the people need themselves to find
out a way to bring the situation in order.
Karnataka, (on email)
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The fastest growing glacial lake
Nepal’s fastest growing glacial lake Imja is a catastrophe in the waiting, says scientists.
The latest danger zone in the Himalayas is growing by 47 meters a year.
Mountain regions from the Andes to the Himalayas are warming faster than the global
average under climate change. Ice turns to water; glaciers are slowly reduced to
When Sir Edmund Hillary made his successful expedition to the top of Everest in 1953,
Imja did not exist. But it is now the fastest-growing of some 1,600 glacier lakes
in Nepal, stretching down from the glacier for 1.5 miles and spawning three small
At its centre, the lake is about 600m wide, and according to government studies,
up to 96.5m deep in some places. It is growing by 47m a year, nearly three times
as fast as other glacier lake in Nepal.
The extent of recent changes to Imja has taken glacier experts by surprise. But scientists
and engineers still cannot agree on whether to rate Imja as the most dangerous glacier
lake in the Himalayas, or a more distant threat.