Thousands out in Ziro streets to protest killing of teenager
MLA pleads for SIT probe
Yachang Tacho with input from ATNS
ZIRO, Oct 9: Thousands of people took out a candle light procession at Hapoli Township
this evening seeking immediate arrest of the miscreants responsible for the death
of Late Hage Hassang. The school boy succumbed to his injuries after an attack by
unknown miscreants at Govt. H. S. School’s campus on Oct 5 last.
Hassang’s friend was allegedly sexually assaulted at around the same time of the
Spearheaded by Apatani Students Union (ASU) and Apatani Youth Association (AYA),
the rally started from Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli and culminated at Govt. Hr. Sec.
School, Ziro, where the teenaged school students were attacked.
Talking to this reporter, ASU Secretary Hage Kano informed that they have already
submitted a memorandum to the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner urging him for
immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the heinous crime, within seven days
failing which democratic movement will be launched. While terming the law enforcing
machineries a total failure in Lower Suabansiri district HQ, he expressed resentment
for not speeding up the investigation. Stating that though the FIR was lodged by
the victim’s parents on Oct 5, he said that, the police have not made any significant
progress so far. He appealed them for speeding up the investigation and charge sheet
the culprit(s) at the earliest.
Taku Chatung, president Apatani Youth Association told media persons that murder
of Lt. Hassang and rape of his friend on Oct 5 last is an exceptional case which
needs exemplary punishment.
Tapi Tai, Secretary, Apatani Cultural & Literary Society (ACLS) appealed the law
enforcing authority to intensify night patrolling and initiate befitting action if
any youngsters are found roaming late in night to prevent such incidents.
Meanwhile, Ziro-Hapoli MLA Er. Tage Taki has urged the state Home Minister to constitute
a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the mysterious killing of Hage Hassang
and alleged sexual assault on a girl at Ziro recently.
Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order at Ziro in recent years,
the MLA said recent unfortunate incident of murder at the Higher Secondary School
campus, Ziro and alleged gang-rape of a minor girl is a glaring testimony to the
sorry state of affairs.
In his letter to the HM, Taki said that the state govt must take up both the cases
of murder and sexual assault seriously as it jolted the peaceful Ziro valley and
award exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of crimes.
“A proper boundary wall around the campus of the Higher Secondary School, Ziro be
sanctioned urgently as the school campus has become a breeding ground of anti-social
elements in recent years due to absence of any security wall,” the MLA said.
He further demanded deployment of adequate security forces and installation of CCTV
cameras at vital points since Ziro is a major business hub, educational centre and
emerging tourist destination. Despite being A-class police station, sufficient police
officers have not been posted at Ziro PS, he said.
The MLA conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved parents of late Hage Hassang.
“The whole society is with you and we all are doing our best to get justice for the
departed soul,” Taki said in his condolence message.
Meanwhile, the Apatani Socio-Cultural Welfare Society has condemned the inhuman act
of murder and rape and urged upon the concerned authorities to arrest the culprits
immediately so that justice is delivered. ASCWS also conveyed condolences to the
Both sides of conflict needs to be presented, says Lintner
Two-day international conference underway at RGU
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: “There are always two sides in a conflict which needs to be presented.
A journalist should always report objectively,” said the eminent journalist Bertil
Lintner in his key note address while giving an insight into his extensive work on
He was addressing a huge gathering on the first day of the two-day International
Conference on ‘Media’s Role in Facilitating Peace in Conflict Situation in North
East India and Neighbouring Countries’ which began at the Mini Auditorium of Rajiv
Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Doimukh today.
Lintner is the former correspondent of Far Eastern Economic Review and currently
the Asia correspondent for the Swedish Daily Sevenska Dagbladet as well as contributor
to Asia Times online, Hong Kong and Jane’s Information Group in the UK.
He spoke extensively of media’s role on conflict reporting giving insights into problems
being faced by journalists while reporting from conflict zones.
“Sharing food and living together doesn't mean, journalists will write for the persons
or the group,” Bertil said citing example of his writings and days with the NSCN
and emphasizing on the importance of factual and objective reporting.
“A reporter should never be biased. In the long run, truth is always the strongest
weapon for solving conflict,” he believed.
To a question thrown by senior journalist Pradeep Kumar Behera on finding solution
to the two warring groups upon a conflicting situation, Bertil made it clear that
journalist should never try to find solution to any conflict, rather should provide
objectives for the people to find ways to solve them.
“Finding solution is not our job. We just need to present stories from both sides
so that people can decide on their own,” he said.
Earlier, after inaugurating the programme, Vice Chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang
stressed on media’s role in conflict situations. Highlighting regional and world
media scenario, he said, “It is mankind who creates problems and hence they should
settle the problems by themselves, people make demands based on political, economic
and social demands, therefore it is the need of the hour to look into these areas
of media’s role in facilitating peace in such situations.”
Citing that media is playing a crucial role in facilitating peace in the society,
Professor Mibang said such seminar would boost the state media to deal with conflict
situations in a better way. He further hoped that the two day conference will give
platform for everyone to exchange ideas in tackling conflict like situations.
In the first technical session, papers were presented on topics- ‘Media as facilitators
of peace’ by Monalisa Changkija, ‘Media’s role in enforcing change in North-east’
by Samir K Purkayastha, ‘Entire world is not ‘Outer Darkness’: Need to break free’
by Nirendra Dev, ‘Role of the Press in conflict resolutions in Mizoram’ by LR Sailo,
‘Conflict reporting and the danger of a single story’ by Kishalaya Bhattarcharjee
and ‘Media and Insurgency’ by Samudra Gupta Kashyap.
The second session witnessed discussions on topics like ‘Ethnic strife in Bodoland
and Media discourse’ by Monjib Machahari, ‘Advertising and Ethnicities: A comparative
study of Sri Lanka and North-East India’ by Darshana Liyanage, ‘Media as facilitators
in ethnic conflict transformation’ by Binoy Joseph, ‘Insurgency movement in Tripura’
by Sunil Kalai, ‘Redefining News for conflict resolutions: A study of news content
with reference to Shillong Times in Meghalaya’ by Abir Suchiang, ‘Violent ‘Summer
of 2012’ in Assam Regional Print media and ethnic conflict in context’ by Alankar
Kaushik and ‘Media as an effective tool for peace and conflict situation among the
tribes of Assam’ by Dr Bala Lakhendra.
Topics such as ‘Representation of Northeast India in the National Print Media’ by
Shiji James and ‘Peace Journalism’ by Dr Ramesh Kumar Rawat were discussed in the
third technical session.
The two day conference is being organized by the Department of Mass Communication,
RGU in collaboration with a local daily and is supported by IGNOU, NHPC and Department
of Disaster Management, GoAP.
GBs, EDC join hands in wildlife protection
PASIGHAT, Oct 9: The Gaon Burahs and Panchayat Members of Mebo circle along with
the wildlife officials conducted a joint patrolling inside the Daying Ering Memorial
Wildlife Sanctuary (D’ Ering WLS) in East Siang district recently.
Before the joint patrolling, the village headmen of Borguly, Seram and Namsing villages
had never thought that the sanctuary close to their villages was blessed with nature’s
Notified as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1976, the sanctuary had been facing rampant encroachment,
illegal trespassing and poaching on wild animals. But, the glory of the sanctuary
has been seemingly revived after trespassing and hunting was restricted to some extent
since last two years. The wildlife officials with limited staff have chalked out
strategies to protect the wildlife flocking in the sanctuary and nearby areas. Moreover,
a well defined Eco Development Committee (EDC) has been constituted including the
Gaon Burahs and PRI members of the fringe villages. The EDC members in a meeting
held during June this year resolved to help the wildlife department in conservation
works and keep strict vigil on the suspected movement of suspected poachers around
This correspondent, while accompanying the 20-member joint patrolling team comprising
the wildlife staffs led by DFO Tashi Mize, Gaon Burahs and EDC members noticed movement
of Hog Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Water Buffaloes, Leopard, Panther and Elephants besides
various rare and endangered bird species, insects and reptiles inside D’Ering sanctuary
during the two-day vigilance.
The mighty Siang and Sibiya rivers flowing amidst the sanctuary has created many
a large and small islands, while the large water bodies have been formed at the confluences
of the two rivers.
The D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary has been bolstered with the frequent movement of herd
of elephants. Though the elephants don’t stay inside the sanctuary throughout the
year, yet their arrival shows good sign as the presence of elephants in the sanctuary
minimizes the possibilities of illegal trespassing by hunters and smugglers which
may go unnoticed by alert forest guards.
It may be mentioned that the recent camera trappings conducted by WWF reveal that
the wild species were thriving freely to and fro in the sanctuary. It also captured
movements of the carnivorous animals in the sanctuary during the night hours.
Provide training in construction trades, CM to VTPs
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today suggested the vocational training
providers (VTPs) to focus on providing training in construction trades. He observed
that at the moment mostly trainings are being provided in trades like hospitality,
beauty, wellness and spa.
“Arunachal Pradesh is developing fast on the infrastructure front. Lots of construction
works are being undertaken as well as are in the pipeline. We need skilled manpower
for these projects. Therefore, I request the VTPs to offer training in construction
trades to our youths,” he said.
Speaking during the inaugural function of the one-day workshop on ‘Skill Development
& Strategies for the Future’ at Banquet Hall here this morning Tuki appreciated the
progress of his mission to provide employment avenues to one lakh youths within the
12th Five Year Plan.
Tuki asserted that as agreed upon by the VTPs placement of trainees should be 100
percent after successful completion of trainings in respective trades.
Admitting that many trainees may not fit the bill even after completion of their
training thereby facing rejection by prospective employers, the Chief Minister suggested
the VTPs to take more time to train such ‘below average’ trainees.
He, however, accepted the fact that not all trainees will find placement and will
return to the state. For such trainees, he said, the state government will evolve
a mechanism for their gainful employment as per their skills.
The Chief Minister also suggested that skill development should be categorized for
easy identification of trainings to be provided. He said graduates or degree holders
may be taken under ‘Level 1’ category and skills identified for them for training.
Likewise, he said ‘Level 2’ may be for Higher Secondary pass-outs, while ‘Level 3’
and ‘Level 4’ may be for school drop-outs and illiterates/villagers respectively.
Skill Development and Employment Generation Parliamentary Secretary Tatung Jamoh
said that the workshop is an opportunity to review the progress of the programme
and formulate strategies for the future. He too expressed optimism that all issues
would be resolved during the workshop.
The inaugural function was also attended by Industry Secretary S S Ghonkrokta, Govt
of India representatives from Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET)
and National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and various VTPs.
Pema advocates Bhoti language to preserve and promote cultural heritage
TAWANG, Oct 9: Minister UD, Tourism, Art & Culture Pema Khandu in a public speech
at Kitpi in Tawang urged the need for special Bhoti language class for all in the
line of Adult Education programme.
He said that “Every one of us should learn Bhoti language in order to better understand,
preserve and promote our culture and heritage”.
He also stressed on education of the younger generation and exhorted the villagers
to be more responsible parents in imparting education to the coming generation.
On the issue of Mon Autonomous District Council, the Minister called for a united
effort from all the sections by rising above petty differences.
Speaking on agriculture, the Minister termed Kitpi area as the rice bowl of the district
and appealed the villagers not to forsake agriculture but to go for cash crop cultivation
by adopting modern methods of agriculture.
Earlier today, the Minister inaugurated the office of the Circle Office at Kitpi.
The double storied Circle Office was sanctioned under SPA during 2011-12 at an estimated
cost of Rs. 2.00 Crores.
Parl. Secy RWD JambeyTashi in his speech appealed the gathering to be more prudent
while moving ahead with the present times.
Local MLA TseringTashi assured to fulfill the demands of the villagers on a phase
wise basis. ZPC Jambey Tsering, DC Tawang Abhishek Dev, former MLA Tashi Khandu and
other local leaders also spoke on the occasion.
GBs and PRI Leaders and public of the Circle also attended the programme
Later, the Minister along with the team went to “Kushangthang” and inspected the
under construction temple museum at Kitpi that will house the antique household items
of VI Dalai Lama Tsanyang Gyatso on completion.
Kusangthang is a heritage site which is frequently visited by devotees, tourists
and researchers, which the Minister is keen to develop in a grander scale.
Later in the day, the Minister inaugurated the Govt. Secondary School Kitpi. The
School which was initially established as Primary School in 1966 was upgraded to
ME level in 1988 and to Secondary level in 2008. The Secondary school building was
constructed under MSDP during 2010-11 at a cost of Rs. 79.93 lakhs.
Nubo Bridge over Siang River to be functional soon
YINGKIONG, Oct 9: The Nubo bridge over Siang river will be functional from December
2014 as the super structure of the bridge has already been completed, informed Tani
Taki EE (PWD) Yingkiong Division during the 10th District Level Monitoring Committee
meeting held yesterday at Yingkiong.
Chairing the meeting, Upper Siang District Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas said
that the Motor Vehicle owned by Departments and private persons must obtain the High
Security Number Plate to ensure safety measures. He also suggested all departments
to keep their progress and status report updated as third party monitoring committee
and DLMC will conduct site inspection. He also instructed the concerned officers
and executing agencies to supervise and monitor the works strictly so that quality
of works is not compromised.
DPO J Diyum informed the house that the third party monitoring team engaged by the
state government has given some observation which requires field inspection of some
projects by the District Level Monitoring Committee and submission of report to the
Meanwhile, as per the observation made by third party monitoring team, the house
constituted a sub-committee for field inspection at Mariyang, Geku, Katan, Yingkiong,
Jengging and Tuting circles and to submit report by end of October 2014. DIPRO
ABK women wing nab 3 drug paddlers, hands over to police
PASIGHAT, Oct 9: In continuation to their efforts to eradicate drugs and other social
evils from East Siang district, the Adi Bane Kebang Women Wing district unit nabbed
three persons in connection with drugs peddling last evening.
A team of ABK WW which has been keeping vigilance of suspected drug users and paddlers
in the district, made a surprise raid in the houses of the suspected persons at Upper
Baskota area of Pasighat township at around 7 PM last evening and nabbed three persons
namely Osen Takuk, Tabimang Pabin both originally from Parong Village under Boleng
police station in Upper Siang district and Okong Tabing from Upper Baskata.
Later the team handed them over to the police. The police registered a case (no.118/2014
U/s 17(A)/20D (II) (A) NDPS Act 1985) and put them behind the bars. Along with ganja
and opium, Police have also recovered a cash amount of Rs. 30,100 from one of the
opium peddlers, informed OC Pasighat PS N. Riba.
Das assumes charge as NERIST director
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: In pursuance of the MHRD order No F. No.9-15/2014-TS VII, Dtd 7th
October, Prof P K Das of the Department of Mathematics has assumed the charge of
NERIST director on Oct 7. Meanwhile, the incumbent Director Dr. Dipankar Pal has
been asked to proceed on leave, according to an official release.
Implement right to fair compensation: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today urged the state
government to implement all the provisions under Right to Fair compensation in land
acquisition process of Itanagar to Banderdewa Four lanes Trans-Arunachal Highway
AAPSU also asked the government to expedite the land acquisition process of TAH four
lanes and pay compensation to land affected people at the earliest. Further, the
apex students’ union appealed to the land affected people not to construct any structure
along right of way zone and cooperate with the authority for early execution of the
AAPPTF gives memos to Minister
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: In its representation submitted to Minister Public Works Department
today, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) urged the Minister
to renovate the state roads immediately saying that due to poor road conditions it
causes many problems to the commuters.
The Federation requested the Minister to hand over the NH52A to BRO for renovation
and maintenance. It also appraised the authority to build fly-overs in the Capital
Complex to ease traffic woes. Further, it asked Minister to expedite the Four Lane
Illegal timber seized
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: In a joint operation by the Forest officials and IRBN personnel
along with the members of Arunachal Green Environment Mission, more than hundred
sawn blocks of timbers were seized at Balijan on Wednesday. The team patrolled the
areas to check illegal sawing of timbers which is believed to be rampant in the area.
132 KV transmission line commissioned
Department cautions people
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The newly constructed 132 KV double circuit transmission line from
Hoj to Itanagar has been successfully tested and commissioned on September 22 last.
Informing that the line is under charge condition since then, the department has
cautioned the people, not to encroach the tower and its line or touch any live parts
of the line directly or indirectly.
With a total capacity of 200MW, the transmission line will enable the department
of power to evacuate power from the 405MW Ranga Nadi Hydro Electric Project to Capital
Complex including adjoining areas once the bay connectivity work at Hoj Power House
Resolve stapled visa issue: ACS
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has appealed to the Govt of India
to evolve a mechanism to resolve the Stapled Visa issue with the Chinese counterpart
within December 2014.
In a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj, ACS demanded immediate initiatives for regular visa especially
to the sports personalities from Arunachal Pradesh to participate in international
event and also wanted to know the current status of the Stapled Visa issue.
The ACS said the sports department must give priority in sending the sports personalities
from Arunachal Pradesh to any international sports event, especially in China.
The ACS threatened to boycott the Republic Day- 2015 and stage dharna in National
Capital if the Centre fails to mitigate the grievances within the given time.
ATA team calls on CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: Newly elected executive member of Arunachal Teachers Association
(ATA) led by its president Tarh Yaku had called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday
to discuss various educational related issues.
ATA appraised the Chief Minister for proper infrastructure, teaching materials at
schools and basic amenities like teacher quarters, drinking water and supply. ATA
also raised the issue of transfer and posting of teachers during the mid academic
session. The Chief Minister assured to look into the matter raised by the teaching
community and stated that his government is committed for development of education
sector in the state.
Association reiterates arrest of culprit
ITANAGAR, Oct 9: The Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association reiterated
its demand for immediate arrest of culprits involved in the death of Mathew Dabi,
junior teacher who died under mysterious circumstance during the simultaneous election
in last April. In a representation to the Secretary Home, the Association requested
the authority to expedite the investigation so that justice prevails and culprits
---- Editorial ----
Clean green Itanagar is possible
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October amidst
fanfare with a promise to make India clean nation by the year 2019. The much hype
event was simultaneously launched across the country. In Arunachal, Governor Lt.
Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma flagged off the programme at Raj Bhawan. He also administered
the ‘Swachchh Pledge’ to a mammoth gathering which included senior bureaucrats, government
officials, youth, students and people from every section of society on the occasion.
Social service was conducted in various parts of state to mark the day.
In the state capital various NGOs fought for the space to carry out the clean drive
programme. As most of the local dailies remain closed on 2nd and 3rd October on account
of Durga Puja, by 4th evening all the offices were flooded with press release of
NGOs claiming their participation in the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan. No doubt capital
complex looked clean enough on 2nd but by the 4th October it was back to square one
and streets were filled with litters. In compare to other cities, Itanagar is still
relatively a small town. If all the government agencies carry out their work properly,
capital complex can easily achieve the target of “clean green Itanagar”.
----Readers Forum ----
For the sake of the students
This has reference to the on-going tussle between the Ministry of Education and teachers/organisations
with regard to the “mass transfer and posting of teachers” episode.
To a common man like me, the decision of the Government to achieve so-called equilibrium
between demand and supply of teachers in school across Arunachal is a bold and genuine
policy-decision. On its part, the Education Ministry has given justification and
the reason for the decision. It has also come open with the procedural propriety
If the Government believes that the decision is on rational ground, which it seems
to be, than it has to be firm on implementing it without impunity. As public servants,
decision of the Government has to be trusted and teachers should carry out their
duties with diligence.
It is disturbing to note that we tend to smack something in every government decision.
In case the decision of the Government is mala fide and unconstitutional, it has
to be established and if proved, the authorities have to be held accountable. Until
then, the decision has to be implemented for the benefit of the students and the
education system as a whole. Bunch of renegades cannot be allowed to hold the entire
education system and student’s career to ransom.
It is an open secret that Government officials, including teachers, leave no stone
unturned to get posting of their choice including home-town posting/urban posting
as if such postings are their birth rights. Rules and procedural propriety are violated
in this process. For long, this has hampered governance and delivery of quality services.
Why are there no takers for posting in Upper Subansiri, Changlang, Tirap, Kurung
Kumey and East Kameng? Why is the opposition to the decision cantered mainly in the
Siang belt? All stake holders should come clean on it with evidence, instead of resorting
to mud slugging at each other. Interest and wellbeing of the student community has
to be paramount.
The decision to introduce biometric device in every school to check absenteeism is
a welcome step. It is a known fact that teacher absenteeism has always been a problem
in Arunachal. Hope that this is not opposed too!
IP University, New Delhi
If any citizen of India wants to experience the heights of load shedding come to
Kimin; welcome to the Jungle! I feel nostalgic; my memory goes back to 5th standard.
Then, we use to have electricity for about 2 -3 hours a day, rest of the month blackouts.
Back to the future, 25 years ahead, year 2014, technology remains the same here,
welcome to the Jungle! No blame game Minister’s/ MLA’s had done enough but the question
remains the same, electricity boon or bane?
It is chronic, at the best average electricity at Kimin is 10 days a month. It’s
happening for the last 25 – 30 years or more. Let’s speak the truth it’s because
we are corrupt. Corrupt societies become silent witness to their own degeneration;
we try to fill our pockets without shame. We feel that this is our only protection
against an uncertain future. We believe that we can either help ourselves this way
or face a life of poverty. Corruption has an atomic reaction. People at the top start
the game to satisfy their greed. Greed causes economic problems by creating artificial
scarcity. I remember in one not so distant election here in Arunachal, tall claims
were made by some pressure groups “change: yes we can”. It’s easy to woe lay-voters
but it takes real Brave heart to be out of the system.
This article is moving account of Kimin’s electricity crisis that makes all of us
realize how badly our state needs to reform the system. Still the question remains
the same Electricity at Kimin: a boon or a bane?
Abson Tana Tara
Govt. Hr. Sec. School Kimin
Mass-transfer of teachers appears abnormal
Though transfer and posting happens to be a normal phenomenon in one's ' service
life', the recent mass-transfer of teachers apparently appears to be abnormal in
nature in terms of jurisdiction, procedure, numbers, dictation.
In my opinion, the Director Elementary Education is not the right authority to sign
the orders of those teachers who opted to remain under the Director School Education,
who deals with the Secondary and Hr. Secondary education of the state are serving
in the concern schools.
Similarly, the respected D.E.E. also should not transfer out those teachers to Secondary
and Hr. Secondary schools who already opted for elementary education department.
Because such a move will go against the principles of 'bifurcation' of the directorate,
which I suppose was done for better management of education sector and to lessen
the over-burdened DSE earlier.
The present order in question is neither in the interest of the state's "limping
economy" when we talk of payment of TA/DA nor in the interest of the students, being
the 'mid-session' as it will affect the CCE system. And in most cases, no reliever(s)
is/ are given. And how can one say there are excess teachers in some schools when
the teachers are taking their regular classes. Only those not getting periods to
take should be included as extra teachers. While considering the teacher- students
ratio, the overcrowded number of students also needs to be taken into account for
The order no.EED.2/397/2014,dated 11th September 2014 surprisingly includes in its
list name of an expired/ dead teacher.
It is learnt that a bed- ridden cancer patient's name is also in the list. There
are reports that even the physically challenged teachers are not spared. These are
the in- human aspects. It also indicates the 'Carelessness'.
The “politically motivated" theory behind the move seems to be true as per reports
of the media and other reliable sources. The teachers should not be taken as soft-
targets just for exercising their legitimate, constitutional and democratic voting
rights, more so, when there is ‘secret ballot system'. Is the move based on mere
assumptions? It’s so unfortunate on the part of 'political class' to always take
the hard working public servants as market commodities and to harass them in the
name of public interest in pursuit of their personal 'ego.'
If any govt employee is caught red-handed indulging in active politics then of course
complaints can be lodged through appropriate forum against those involved. Employees
serving in other departments too have exercised their franchise, if I m not mistaken.
Why only the teaching fraternity to be targeted and made "scapegoats" for no fault
True teachers are not getting anything other than their monthly salary and a few
round of "lip services” on 5th September every year.
Lastly, I would like to quote a saying relevant for each of us "We should be nice
to the people we meet on the way while climbing up a mountain. Because the same set
of people we will meet while descending downhill"
Or, we always have the option to maintain our "tradition" of being a "land of khusi
khusi" often quoted and coined by late Bakin Pertin many years back. but still very
relevant in the present.
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