ITANAGAR, Oct 18: It has been long time since 1962 war between India and China ended
but mutual mistrust between two giant neighbours continues. The war broke out after
Chinese army invaded the then NEFA area claiming it to be part of south Tibet. Since
then though NEFA has become the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese continues its
This has soured the relation between two Asian heavyweights. Many analysts believe
that Chinese indulge in such claim game only to maintain edge over India in international
The people of Arunachal have been bearing the maximum brunt of the frosty relation
between India and China. Even though there is immense potential of border trade between
India and China through various border posts in Arunachal, nothing has happened in
this front till date. Of all the border post, the Kibithu town in Anjaw district
is one of the best places to start the border trade.
Situated along the bank of Lohit River, Kibithu is the last border town of Anjaw
district and is heavily fortified with military presence along both side of border.
From Kibithu, people can have a look at Chinese side of border with naked eye. It
has every potential to become a major trade hub between India and China.
Unlike Bumla in Tawang district, Kibithu is blessed with good road connectivity which
is open throughout the year. The road connects Kibithu with important trading hub
of North East like Dibrugarh and Tinsukia passing through places like Tezu and Namsai.
The starting of border trade via Kibithu will not only benefit the people of Lohit
and Anjaw district, the entire North East region stand to gain from such initiative.
The government of India had open international trade route at Nathula in Sikkim but
they are not opening the Arunachal side of border. In this modern era nobody is going
to gain anything from such kind of isolation. Arunachalee citizens are born Indian
and Chinese too knows it very well.
Therefore, instead of such isolation policy, central government can take positive
step like starting of border trade through various border posts of Arunachal. Besides
generating job opportunities for local citizens, border trade will lead to people
to people interaction and thereby normalizing the relation between two countries.
The time has arrived for central government to think seriously for the people of
the sensitive border state like Arunachal Pradesh. Steps have to be taken to promote
mutual trust for benefit of both the neighbouring countries.
Arunachalee students beaten up in Karnataka
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Ten Arunachalee students studying at Poojya Dodappa Appa Engineering
College Gulbarga, Karnataka have been beaten up by local residents. They were allegedly
attacked by group of around 40 local students nearby the college campus with sharp
As per report 4 of them have received injury with one first year student Isac Koyu
getting head injury.
While recounting the whole event, one Arunachalee students told this daily over phone
that they are living in extreme fear. “On 16th night two Arunachalee students were
sleeping in their room. At around 2 in night they saw 3 local students trying to
take something from their room from the window. Upon this they shouted and chased
them. This led to scuffle between them in which locals helped by their friends beat
up the two boys. Next day they complained to college principal and HOD about it.
This infuriated the local students and since then they are targeting all Arunachalee
students including girls,” told one student over phone.
He further told, “Local students are looking for Arunachalee students everywhere
in Gulbarga town. We had filed FIR but police is yet to take any action in this regard.
College authorities is not cooperating either. All the Arunachalee students have
assembled in one rent house and staying together for safety. We fear for our life.”
This is not the first time such incidents has happened in south India which is usually
considered to be safe place to study compared to central and north India. Last month
Arunachalee polytechnic students were attacked in Tamil Nadu too.
Adding to this, couple of week ago an Arunachalee girl studying in Bangalore was
eve-teased by some local Kannada youths. Arunachalee boys studying in the same locality
tried to help the girl resulting in physical fight during which Arunachalee students
received serious injury.
Meanwhile the All Arunachal Student's Union of Karnataka (AASUK) has vehemently condemned
such kind of inhuman behaviour of the local people towards Arunachalee students studying
in Karnataka. They have appealed to the state govt particularly the technical department
to look into the matter and solve the problem amicably without creating problem for
“We appeal our state govt to work for the safety and security of our students particularly
in Karnataka. Further we urge the state govt and the technical department for financial
assistance to those students who are admitted in hospital at Gulbarga,” stated AASUK
in a release.
Home Minister, Takar Marde informed that he had per
sonally spoke to members of All Arunachal Student's Union of Karnataka (AASUK) and
superintendent of police Gulbarga after he was informed about the incident.
“They assured me safety of our students and Arunachalee students detained for interrogation
has been released. DGP of the Arunachal has also spoken to her counterpart. Situation
is normal and I hope our students will be able to pursue their study without any
fear,” Marde added.
DoNER Min. advocates international trade for NE
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The Union Minister for Development of the North Eastern Region
(DoNER), Paban Singh Ghatowar today said the North Eastern Region should boost its
economy by trading with neighbouring countries. Ghatowar said the region could provide
ample opportunities for international trade, as it shares the border with China in
the North and Myanmar in the East. Ghatowar said that India’s Look East Policy has
started bearing fruit due to the continuing dialogue and trade with China, Bangladesh,
Myanmar, Thailand and other countries of ASEAN. He said this, while inaugurating
a workshop "North East Development Paradigms" organized in Shillong today.
The Minister also informed that the Centre's national project under the North East
Rail Development Fund like the Dimapur-Zubza (Kohima) new line project , Dhola Sadia
Bridge project, Bogibeel Rail cum Road Bridge over Bramhaputra, Jiribam - Imphal
Road new line could play a major role in addressing connectivity issues in the North
Daporijo candle light march for peace
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Changs Trust and BSG Foundation have conducted a peaceful Candle
light march at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri yesterday. The recent violence and unrest
in Itanagar and various part of Arunachal has prompted the organizers to conduct
the peaceful march. The Peaceful march was aimed to promote peace and universal brotherhood.
More than 600 students from various schools of Daporijo took part in the rally. Teachers,
public and business fraternity also joined the peaceful candle light march which
started from Govt. Higher Secondary School Daporijo and culminated in Rijo ground,
Daporijo. Bubu Gameh, chairman, BSG Foundation and also the Speaker, Galo Students
Union while thanking everyone stressed for peace and said that “violence has always
created rift in the society and at the end we all ardently wish for peace which is
the essence of human civilization. The recent ugly development in our state should
be discouraged by all of us. The Roing and Itanagar incident has sent a wrong message
about our peaceful state to the rest of the world”.
Rago Duchok, chairman, Changs Trust and a social activist shared his apprehension
on breach of peace in Arunachal which is otherwise known as the land of peace. He
stated that it is up to us to remain in peace or create fear in the society. “We
have never witnessed such violence and fear among the fellow human being in our tribal
state. People should not allow the political goons to suppress our rights and create
barrier between friends”, said Duchok.
Ranjit Gamnu, Former AAPSU leader called for unity among the people of the state
and maintain age-old traditional bond among the tribal people. “We are mini India
with numerous tribes and sub tribes happily living together since time immemorial.
Therefore, we should maintain communal harmony for peaceful existence of humanity.
I also request the present AAPSU leaders to rescue our state from being torn apart
for political interest of few individuals”, said Gamnu.
Committee say not to ALG
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Nenchalyang Yorlu-Yapio & Aji Committee (Dutta) in a letter to
the MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Land Management Padi Richo requested his intervention
regarding acquisition of land for Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) under PM Package
The organization said that though it is not anti development but the landing ground
would require substantial land covering almost 90 percent land of people of Dutta,
Paph, Nenebo, Dapopogyang and Nenchalyang.
If 90% of our lands are converted into Landing Ground, we would have no other place
to settle, it said. It further said that in the land identified there are many educational
and religious institutions.
Earlier the people of Dutta village, Papii village, Nehabo village, Dapopogyang village,
Nenchalyang village and its surrounding area had submitted a memorandum of objection
before the Deputy Commissioner, Ziro during the acquisition of land for Airport refilling
Station on 21st Feb 2000.
People of Dutta, Papii, Nehabo, Dapopogyang, Nenchalyang and its surrounding area
reiterate our demand and protest against the proposed acquired land for Advance Landing
Ground under PM package, it added and sought the MLA’s intervention.
RGU VC calls on Governor
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The new Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Prof.
David R. Syiemlieh called on the Governor General JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan on Oct 18.
The Vice Chancellor briefed the Governor, who is the Rector of the University on
faculties, starting of new departments, ensuing workshops and overall state of the
While acknowledging Prof. Syiemlieh’s vast experience, the Governor expressed his
confidence that the new Vice Chancellor will work with team spirit and lead a happy
General Singh also hoped that Prof. Syiemlieh will be a father figure and role model
to the faculty members and students. Prof. Syiemlieh, while assuring his best for
the University and the State said that he will be a mentor as much as a teacher.
He informed the Governor on some of his initiatives which he took after taking over
the charge of Vice Chancellor.
Prof. Syiemlieh, who joined RGU on 5th October 2011, also shared his pleasant first
impression of the institution. Prof. Syemlieh.
Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was also present in the meeting. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Advani to address Jana Chetna rally
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: BJP senior leader and chairman of BJP Parliamentary Board L K Advani
would address the Jan Chetna Yatra rally near R G Stadium, Naharlagun on Oct 20.
Advani is expected to address the people on wider issues of reforming the entire
system including Administrative reforms, Electoral reforms, Judicial reforms, Political
reforms. BJP national convener of the Jana Chetna Yatra rally Anant Kumar, co-coveners
Ravi Shankar Prasad and Deepak Chopra and noted social worker Pratibha Advani would
accompany L K Advani during his yatra to state capital. Both Kumar and Shankar are
also the national general secretaries of the party, while Chopra is the Sr PS to
Meanwhile, the BJP Arunachal Pradesh appealed to all section of people to participate
in the rally and make it a grand success
Sibi gets best lifter award
By Staff Reporter
PATIALA, Oct 18: Champion weight lifter Yukar Sibi was adjudged the best lifter during
recently concluded Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held at Cape Town, South
Sibi (62 kg body weight) won one gold and 2 silvers in Senior (Men) section of the
Championship and in Junior (Men) section.
With three gold medals under his belt, his ranking has gone up to the 4th in the
Commonwealth Weightlifting ranking.
Talking to this reporter from National Sports Institute Patiala, Sibi informed that
the award was given by the International Weightlifting Federation president Tamas
In boys section, Soram Hitler Tagru won one gold and two silver under 62 kg weight
categories and Takio Yana won 3 silvers in 58 kg body weight category in youth (Girls)
section of the Championship.
World Sight day observedin a remote circle
Daporijo, Oct 18: The people of remote villages of Siyum and Kodoka of Upper Subansiri
district got an opportunity to be part of the World Sight Day on Oct 13 & 14 with
the visit of a medical team that was led by the Dr. Dubom Bagra, DMO Daporijo.
Speaking on the occasion, the DMO appraised the huge gathering about the correct
way to take care of eyes to prevent blindness. He also stressed on the importance
of giving Vitamins to children from age of 9 months to 5 years and also expressed
unhappiness over the non availability of Vit A solution in the department since the
last 5 months. Information was also imparted to the audience about eye donation declaration
before his/her death.
Through a power point presentation, Dr. Bagra also informed the audience about the
causes of blindness, its implications in the family and society. A screening of eye
problem was also conducted at Siyum School by the ophthalmic assistant where more
than 80 students were examined.
During the 4 days tour programme, the DMO along with vaccine team visited Taliha,
Damba, Lingram, Garam, Takiopuring, Pagenalo, BRTF camp, Siyum villages and interacted
with villagers about availability of health care facility and vaccinated more than
hundred children who were reluctant to accept vaccination due to misconception about
the vaccines. The DMO gave an assurance to the villagers that he himself with the
same team would visit regularly at same time and on the same day of every month to
ensure full immunization.
During the tour, awareness was created on malaria, population stabilization, oral
hygiene, consequence of tobacco consumption, HIV/AIDS, TB etc through power point
presentations and film shows. (DIPRO)
Training on HIV-TB Collaborative activities
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: One Day Intensive training on HIV-TB Collaborative activities for
Lohit & Anjaw District was conducted by DAPCU today.
There were 32 participants, out of which nine were Medical Officers, while the rest
were Counselors and Para-Medical Staff.
Lohit DMO Dr. N. Ninu chaired the meeting.
The National Framework for joint HIV-TB collaborative activities was elaborately
discussed with powerpoint presentation by Dr J.Ado DPO, DAPCU.
NACP-RNTCP Co-ordination Mechanism at District level with cross-referral system was
discussed by Dr. U.K. Nath DPO, RNTCP while provision of CPT & ART to HIV infected
TB patients was discussed by Dr. S. Shullai SMO i/c LAC, DH.Tezu.
Referral of ICTC/RNTCP/LAC & vice-versa was discussed in details during the training.
The DMO, Tezu had advised all the participants to take maximum benefit of the training
and to be sincere in discharging their duties.
Socio-Economic and Caste Census
Tawang, Oct 18: A two days Training cum workshop on Socio-Economic and Caste Census
2011 for supervisors and enumerators of urban and rural area of Tawang and Kitpi
Block concluded today at Zomkhang Hall Tawang.
Along with 57 supervisors and enumerators appointed for the process, the Charge officers
for Tawang and Kitpi circle and PRI members also participated in the training cum
workshop programme. The manuals and other available documents were distributed during
Master Trainer KB Kyastha (ADO) Tawang, BDO cum BSECCO Tawang Nawang Thinley and
UPO cum CSECCO RK Thungon while imparting the training emphasized on recording accurate
data and completion of the census work in time. They also cleared numerous doubts
The process for the Socio Economic Caste Census-2011 in the Lohit district both
for Rural and Urban areas has been initiated by the Deputy Commissioner cum Principal
Socio Economic Census Officer R. K. Sharma, today by inaugurating a District Level
Training Programme for the Charge Officers, Supervisors and Enumerators.
Accompanied by W. Khimhun, ADC cum Additional Principal Socio Economic Census Officer,
R. K. Sharma, in his inaugural speech explained the significance and importance of
the present comprehensive enumeration process and urged all the trainees to ensure
complete door-to-door coverage of all the buildings and houses, households and persons
along with all such places where houseless population may live within the stipulated
The organizer of the day-long training programme M. Tatum, Project Director (DRDA)
cum District Socio Economic Census Officer, requested all the enthusiastic participants
for the successful and error-free socio economic census operation which will commence
from 1st November, 2011 in all the 383 Enumeration Blocks (EBs) with a total population
of 145538. For this mammoth exercise 171 enumerators and 37 Supervisors are appointed,
Dr. K. Rajendra Babu, Associate Professor of Commerce of Indira Gandhi Government
College and Abhay Singh, Senior Teacher-Economics of the Government Higher Secondary
School acted as Master Trainer Facilitators (MTFs). (DIPRO)
AVP conducts sports competition at Bomdila
Itanagar, Oct 18: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) West Kameng district unit organized
district level games and sports competition at Buddha Stadium Bomdila on Oct 15-16.
The main objective was to look out for sports talents among the rural tribal youths.
Chief Guest Everester Anshu Jamsenpa unfurled the AVP games flag to mark the opening
of two days sporting event. She spoke in detail about the potential and prospects
of sports development and cited the examples of recent successful sportspersons of
the State. She encouraged the young boys and girls to compete in true sportsman spirit.
Following the age old tradition of AVP sporting event, she formally declared the
district level games and sports competition open.
The opening ceremony was attended by Tsering Wange, president Arunachal Mountaineering
& Adventure Sports Association, LD Komu Adviser AVP Unit, Raju Mimi DASO and other
Dr. Upen Moholiya and Narayanjee, AVP organisers, Reena Paling, Mahila Pramukh assisted
by Govt school teachers, conducted the sports competition.
All together 82 participants from Bomdila, Dirang and Nafra circles participated
in different track & field events viz. 100 Mtr race, 200 Mtr race, long jump, shot
put, kho kho, kabadi and archery. The events were conducted in senior, junior and
sub junior categories.
Twenty-one winners have been selected to participate in the State level competition
scheduled to be held at Doimukh from October 29 to November 2 next. Those who succeed
in State level competition will get an opportunity to compete at National level in
Pune later this year.
The closing function was attended by P Potom, president AVP and former Director of
AAPBPA requests admn not to issue dice permit
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association (AAPBPA) has requested
the district administrations of the state not to issue dice permit in Arunachal-Assam
boundary area to any party during Diwali due to prevailing situation in boundary
area. It also particularly appealed the Papum Pare district administration not to
issue dice permit in the district and capital region in view of the prevailing law
and order situation.
Social service to mark foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees’ Welfare Association
(AAPSTEWA) would conduct a mass social service to clean the surroundings of Itanagar
and Naharlagun station on October 21 and 22 next as part of its rising day celebration.
The staff of State Transport Services, including Naharlagun, Itanagar, GM office,
Naharlagun and Workshop at Karsingsa will participate in the cleanliness drive.
Meanwhile, AAPSTEWA appealed to the Government to provide compensation to Abed Ali,
driver, whose residential quarter at ‘D’ sector, Naharlagun, was burnt down yesterday.
It appreciated fire department for rushing off to the place of incident immediately
and dousing the fire before it could spread.
Union demands CM, HM’s resignation
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes' Union (APITU) has strongly
demanded resignation of the Chief Minister and Home Minister on moral ground for
failing to maintain law and order in the state.
Giving a detailed account of deteriorating law and order situation in the state in
recent times, APITU said that recent Roing incident, firing incident at Senki Park
injuring two, kidnapping and murder of Chow Sunando Manpoong at new Mohang Village
at Namsai in Tezu, attack on Everester Tapi Mra and police firing at IG Park, Itanagar
on October 1l killing one person speak volume of the prevailing deteriorating law
and order situation in the state. It demanded arrest of the culprits involved in
Further, demanded the Governor to vacate the CM’s bungalow as soon as possible to
keep up the sanctity of the bungalow.
AJBDPN wins cultural competition
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: All Jaring Bangow Donyi-Polo Namlo (AJBDPN) team from Taliha circle
won the 1st prize in the group dance competition in the four days sports and games
and cultural competition organized by Arunachal Vikas Parishad of Upper Subansiri
district from Sept 1 and 4 last. The Namlo team also won the 3rd prize in group song
competition. In sports competition, Naje Nayam (Janu) of Class VII student at Govt
Middle School, Menga won the first prize in 1500 meter race under the game and sports
While appreciating the winner teams, chairman of All Jaring Bangow Donyi-Polo Namlo
K L Nayam (Janu) stressed on participation of youths in sports and game and cultural
competition in all levels. Nayam also requested the state Govt to conduct state level
game and sports and cultural competitions in various level to encourage the hidden
talent of the youths.
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Nyishi Students’ Union Rajiv Gandhi University (NSURGU) has been
reconstituted with Tassar Annung and Taba Biroy as president and secretary general
respectively for 2011-12.
Orientation training programme
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: NN Charitable Society (NNCS) will conduct orientation training
programme for various Farmers Club and Progressive Farmers at Papum Pare and Lower
Subansiri district from October 19.
According to a release, an orientation training programme on pineapple cultivation
and marketing would be conducted at Toru on October 19 while training on Banana and
sugarcane would be held at Sagalee on October 20. Training on Broom making and its
cultivation would be held at Pistana on October 21 and piggery and poultry at Ziro
on October 22.
The programme is being sponsored by NABARD regional office Itanagar. Officers from
various line departments, bankers and officials of NABARD will at the programme as
resource persons which aims at finding better livelihood to the progressive farmers
of the areas concerned.
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Jiyo Aur Jine Do (JAJD) working for promotion of micro-saving has
delivered its 31st motorcycle in the form of cash value to Dindo Yari of Naharlagun.
EASU opposes Dam construction
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Eastern Adi Students Union (EASU) in a meeting held at Pasighat
today unanimously opposed the Construction of Dam. The house resolved that no any
construction of Dam will be allowed within their jurisdiction by any power developer
without having public opinion.
Training on socio economic and caste census held
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Two-day training on socio economic and caste census for Supervisors
and Enumerators of Capital Complex administration was held at Siddhartha Hall, Itanagar
on October 17 and 18.
Resource persons Kalyan Dutta and Dr. AK Mishra gave detail training to all the participants
on ensuing socio economic and caste census, 2011 which would be conducted in the
capital complex including Banderdewa circle and rural areas of capital region from
District level sports meet at Yingkiong
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: District Level Sports competition under PYKKA programme was organized
at Yingkiong , Upper Siang from Oct 10- 13 where participants from all Panchayat
Block i.e. Tuting/Yingkiong/Geku and Mariyang participated.
While attending as Chief Guest, Babu Taloh, Superintendent of Police, Upper Siang
District asked the youth to expose their hidden talents thorough sports activities.
He further urged the participants to maintain sportsman spirit inside as well as
outside the ground.
Earlier, Ajong Sitek, Astt. Sports Officer, Yingkiong highlighted the aim and objectives
of the sports policy being sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt.
of India in collaboration with NIS Patiala and department of Sports & Youth Affairs,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan(PYKKA)
‘Voice of Arunachal’
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Founder chairman voice of Arunachal Nabam Tadap and former AAPSU
president Kanu Bagang would be the chief guest and guest of honour respectively
at second Elimination round of VOA-2 programe to be held on Oct 22 from 5 p.m at
The programe is being shown every Thursday at DDK-itanagar from 6.30 p.m.
Women’s football association
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The East Siang District Women’s Football Association (ESDWFA)
was formed in a recent meeting at Pasighat to promote women football in the district
in particular and the state as whole.
Okum Yoshung, Christopher Tayeng and Tabiran Moyong were elected as chairman, president
and general secretary of the newly formed association.
ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Donyipolo Nyedar Namlo, Itanagar condoled the death of Late Heri
Tai who died in Oct 11 violence at I.G Park.
During the prayer on Oct 16, the devotees observed two minutes silence and prayed
to the Almighty Aane Donyi to bestow peace of the departed soul for his heavenly
The members present expressed anguish over his death and said that Heri Tai has sacrificed
his life for the unity and integrity of Nyishi community. The devotees of Donyipolo
had also prayed to Almighty God to shower strength to the mankind for overcoming
the present crises as well as for world peace.
Ranjit, Isha wins gold
ITANAGAR: Ranjit Biswakarma, under 35 kg boys and Isha Kumary under 18 kg girls won
the gold and silver medal respectively in the 29th sub-junior Taekwondo National
Championship which was held at PNJ Indoor Stadium Margoan, Goa recently, this was
informed by All Arunachal Taekwondo Association (AATA) in a release today. The team
was escorted by Tara Tagin as manager and Noksom Lowang as coach.
The AATA congratulated the medal winners and also extended sincere thanks to the
chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal T. Effa and member-secretary cum director
of Sports and Youth Affairs D K Dhinglo for providing financial assistance to the
state Taekwondo team.
ITANAGAR: The District Administration has decided to change the 144 Cr P C operational
timings from 9 PM - 5 AM instead of 10 PM - 5 AM from Oct 18. The 144 Cr P C orders
will be in force till withdrawn, according to statement received from Kaling Tayeng,
Secretary Health, who is also currently holding the charge of Deputy Commissioner
All wrongs can't be blamed on police personnel
This is apropos of the articles written against the atrocities of the police personnel.
I as personnel would also like to highlight the problems being endured by police
personnel in our state.
If there's an Afghanistan in India, it's Arunachal Pradesh. It's is the state which
ensures no security for lives of police personnel and administrative officers. In
fact, our state is a home for all kinds of violent outbreaks, be it communal, against
administration, against outsiders etc.
We police personnel are deployed to pamper, caress and convince the law breakers
all the time, filled with the fear psychosis that all goes well, lest suffer suspension,
termination of jobs. We are also human-beings; we have temper, tolerance limit. We
cannot always tolerate defiance and being bullied or stoned by law breakers. People
of Arunachal should also change this mindset that police personnel should always
act upon the orders of their seniors. There are certain situations where you ought
to apply the freedom of your conscience. If one of your comrades is attacked by a
dao or axe, should you seek the order of your seniors to rescue him? By then he will
Right from Tirap/ Changlang to Itanagar or any other places in Arunachal, we are
under pressure from all sides. We are made living-statues just to witness the situations
happening around us.
We are bound to refrain from any action, despite seeing the violence ,destructions
and hostilities inflicted by the violent mobs. There are common situations when our
local guys deny and defy the words of police on duty and more amazingly the police
personnel are often attacked by the wrong-doers themselves.
Resorting to lathi-charge, tear gas or firing is a massive step and every police
personnel knows that, it's the ultimate option to curb the situation when all doors
of controlling the situation by peaceful means are closed.
No doubt, there are some guilty personnel and errors committed by us, but all the
wrongs can't be blamed on police personnel.
I also appeal to all the people of the state not to underestimate all the police
personnel, especially the I.P.S officers as they are not going to come under the
intimidation of the street bullies and political leaders and other self-styled leaders
as they are no one to them. They exalted into their chairs by virtue of their own
talent and hard-work, but not under political influence.
Lastly I would like to request all the people of Arunachal to erase the phobia of
the word "Police" out of their mind. We are here to help you.
A frustrated personnel,
For a prosperous and vibrant state
It is needless to say that peace and disturbance have cascading effects with a direct
bearing on our day to day lives.
As a disturbed mind creates ripples in a family and disturbed minds directly affect
the society, chaos in the Capital Complex brought all developmental activities in
the state to a grinding halt, the traders and financial institutions suffered huge
losses with the daily lives of the masses going out of gear.
Should we like to continue with this, forcing a bleak future for the state?
The political echelons, which have gone astray inviting the present tragedy, should
go for introspection to bring the splitting society together by forging consensus
ways to bring harmony and peace.
The state police entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order miserably
fails every time there is a crisis. The uniformed personnel get sandwiched between
their duties and factors beyond their control obstructing them, but they are always
at the receiving end.
It was shocking to learn that the police department does not have the required wherewithal,
including money to buy fuel for the few dilapidated vehicles, to face any situation.
Is the department running Ram bharosey? When the political bosses promise so many
big things, how could the simple things be neglected? Who interferes in police administration
without allowing them to function? If these facts are any indication, it is time
to free the police from all its and buts and to give them the teeth to come up to
the people’s expectations.
It is time for all sections, including the heads of various NGOs and socio-cultural
groups, to talk in one voice so that we stand united and work in unison to make Arunachal
Pradesh a prosperous and vibrant state. The religious groups should pray for this
Bazaar Welfare Committee,
While they phase out, we are building more
The issues of mega hydro projects in all the major rivers of this North Eastern Himalayan
State of Arunachal Pradesh is a forgone conclusion now. There are almost 200 MOA’s
already executed by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh with numerous corporate houses
called power proponents and many more are in the process. That means, about 200 massive
manmade lakes will be coming up in this geologically and environmentally fragile
state which is mostly build up of loose sedimentary strata. This Himalayan Region
where the Arunachal Pradesh is situated is one of great tectonic activities resulting
in numerous earthquakes, faulting, folding, etc and accordingly the region is classified
under Seismic Zone VI. We scientific but stupid human beings are wrong to assume
that this planet, the land belongs to us, but the only fact is that we belong to
this land; the Mother Nature is our owner and the master. Anyone who tries to master
this land shall be but humbled and crumbled under her lap. Human civilizations one
after another and destructive to the Mother Nature herself tried to evolve during
ages but lay ruined in the pages of history of human civilizations and that is the
only path. If the Assam earthquake of 1950’s is a historic past so as to evoke a
faint memory or no memory at all for any Cynical Scientific Great, then the latest
Sikkim earthquake where around 500 people were killed, many thousands injured, Ten
Thousands of houses lay shattered and many highways and other infrastructures still
laying ruined is not a celluloid screening at all. These are the warnings and indications
of The Mother Nature for the people to stop irreversible and harmful intervention
to the systems and processes of nature which are but supreme. Neither Japanese Engineers
& Technocrats could design and develop the human accentuated earthquake & natural
disaster proof structure nor there is any human being in this planet who can ever
create one. In the near future, come the 200 mega hydro projects with massive lakes,
and if any earthquake ever strike; which is an absolute probability; the low lying
river basins and flood plains along Brahmaputra River and its tributaries in the
North East states and up to the state of West Bengal will be washed away completely.
Millions and millions of lives will be maimed forever. And its not just the earthquakes
that will harm but, the Chinese can easily annihilate us through hydro warfare unarmed
and unwarned and there is an issue of national safety and security also. China can
create abnormal discharge in the rivers originating from their land because they
are also engaged in building numerous hydro projects in these rivers. If the upstream
Chinese ever release massive abnormal discharge in any river basin, then all the
dams in downstream India will be washed out due to dam breakages triggered by massive
land erosion, landslides, etc. for a silent homicide. Displacement of dam affected
people, cultural decimation of native people, submergence of major settlement areas
and vast low lying agricultural lands, permanent disruption of local food & vegetable
production, forest resource, fish & aquatic resource, quarry, etc and extensive &
destructive impact upon natural ecosystem, innumerable imported human diseases, etc
are also the harsh realities that will torment the inhabitants of the area in the
future for ever and ever. And in humble realization of harmful effects of mega dams,
the developed Americas, Europeans, World Commission on Dams & others have taken up
phasing away of all mega dams in their respective countries. The bottom line is that,
the mega dams are destructive and suicidal for the people of Arunachal, the people
of India, and humanity and the Mother Nature.
To the people of this world, to the people of India, come one come all, lets save
humanity, lets save Indians and say no to mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh.
Itanagar, (on email)
Eleven of had come to Itanagar for filling up APPSC(main) exam and buying study materials.
But due to bandh calls and tense situation in the state capital, we were stuck for
around a week at a hotel. Thus we lost 7 valuable days.
Then when we went to book stall for purchasing study material for main exam, shop
keepers told us that they have just ordered the books. And all cannot afford to go
Delhi or Ghuwahati or neither all have friends in these places who could send the
We are sure that other might have also faced the same problems.
Therefore it is our appeal to APPSC to kindly give us few more days’ time for preparation.
And we would like to tell the commission that if they change their decision no harm
will happen to commission’s prestige, dignity and honor.
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Poverty and child labour
The 2001 census counted 175,000 child labourers in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,
though other estimates believe the number is closer to 250,000. A 2003 research study
by the British non-governmental organisation Save the Children, found 22,000 child
labourers in Kashmir - 19,000 working in carpet manufacturing units in the central
district of Budgam and two to three thousand employed in automobile workshops in
A 2009 study conducted by the Central Asian studies department at the University
of Kashmir found that huge numbers of working children are uneducated or undereducated,
a fact that constitutes a grave violation of human rights.
According to the study, nearly 34 % of child labourers have only received a fifth
grade education, while just over 66 % have only studied up until the eighth grade.
Once they start working, 80 % of child labourers stop attending school altogether.
Given that 9.2 % of child labourers are between five and 10 years old, while 90 %
of them are between 11 and 14 years old, these trends foretell a grim picture of
an entire generation of impoverished and uneducated youth.
Other studies highlight the immense struggle families face to feed themselves and
their young. More than 80 % of the child workforce comes from families with six to
10 members, with just over 15 % from families of 11 to 15 members.
Over half the working children earn an average of one to five hundred rupees a month.
In U.S. dollars, this works out to about 33 cents a day.
The Save the Children report also claimed that children working in the carpet industry
lack basic amenities and work a six-day week. Nearly 80% of these labourers suffer
from myopia and retinal detachment due to constant eye strain.