October 05

Driver safe, car stolen


MIAO, Oct 4: The taxi driver from Miao who went missing on Oct 2 has returned home but his silver coloured brand new LXI Alto 800 has been stolen by the unidentified person who hired the car to Tinsukia.

Driver Tumba Ali told this correspondent that on reaching Tinsukia, the unknown person purchased two coco-colas and offered one to him.

With the first sip, he fell unconscious. When he woke up, he found himself in the jungles of Karbi Anglong, Assam. Later, with the help of a local, he boarded a train for Ledo.


Upper Subansiri bandh

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Oct 4: All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) has called 12-hours Upper Subansiri district bandh on October 7 on expiry of the ultimatum given to the district authority. The organization had placed a six-point charter of demands before the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, which included immediate maintenance of road from Daporijo to Ziro, Daporijo to Basar, roads within township, establishment of new SBI branch at Dumporijo and Nacho, one ATM each at New Market and Medical Line Daporijo, improvement and proper functioning of BSNL network in Upper Subansiri and a opening of a sub-treasury office.


Render selfless service: DDSE tell teachers

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE), Capital Complex Mallo Yam Gollo urged the teachers to render selfless service as members of noble profession for the betterment of the society.

She exhorted women teachers to come forward and participate in Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA)’s welfare activities as there are good numbers of proficient lady teachers in the department who could lead the teachers’ premier organization.

She was addressing the teachers during a meeting held here yesterday to constitute the Capital unit of ATA.

Deputy Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipal Council Kipa Babu gave emphasis on good parenting and foundation for children at their early years as children learn quickly and early years have a major impact on their future. He called upon the teachers to give more attention in this direction. Quality education can only be achieved when primary education is given due importance, he added.

Tarh Yaku, President, CEC, ATA spoke on the need of revival of better teacher-student relationship.


Cleanliness drive at Dali village

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: A cleanliness drive was organised at Dali village under West Siang.

The villagers including officers from Dali Village working in different parts of the state also participated and cleared the dustbins and drains along the roads of the village.

On behalf of all the villagers, the members of Dali Dolu Welfare Society (DDWS) decided to keep the village neat and tidy and further requested the officers of Dali Village for assistance.

Participating in the programme, DFO Rini Riba emphasised on avenue plantation and assured to provide plants and other fence materials.

Dr. Karmar Dirchi, DTO expressed his gratitude and assured to conduct Health Camp in the village with the help of the concerned Department.

Dr. Dagge Riba, Veterinary Officer called upon the villagers for preservation of flora and fauna, and also delivered information on Foot & Mouth Disease.

Further, PHE & WS, AE, Moli Tatu spoke on health and hygiene and informed about Government schemes for construction of Individual Household Latrines and Solid and Liquid Waste Management.

He also requested the village youth group to verify the electrification of every household with the help of electricians and take up remedial measures to avoid fire accidents.


Ratan Anya takes over as OWA chairperson

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 4:  Ratan Anya, daughter-in-law of Binny Yanga, founder chairperson of Oju Welfare Association (OWA), took over the reins of OWA at a function here today. Anya is a lawyer by profession.

Binny Yanga who had passed away on Sept 3 had set up OWA in 1979.

In her address, she exhorted all staff to tighten their belts to work with greater zeal to fulfill Yanga’s dreams. “Work symbolised the OWA”, she said and assured her support to maintain that spirit.

Senior citizen Kamen Ringu said that Yanga has left behind OWA, a living asset for the greater welfare of the state which runs multi-faceted educational and training centres, State Resource Centre (SRC), an orphanage for destitute children, short stay home and Jana Sikhya Sansthan.

Expressing confidence that Anya would live upto the expectations to take the legacy forward, Ringu sought the wholehearted cooperation from all sections.

Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) president, Gumri Ringu formally announced Anya as new OWA chairperson.       

Humanity has been the genesis of OWA whose wealth is its strong goodwill earned by the committee staff under founder chairperson Yanga’s guidance, said SRC director Pankaj Deori.

Among others, senior journalist Pradeep Kumar also spoke and paid his tributes to the legacy left behind by Yanga.


Govt. hailed for sports policy

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The sports fraternity of Arunachal Pradesh hailed the state government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for approving the long-awaited sports policy, finally giving a major boost to sports sector.

The sports policy will foster sports environments, improve systems and make the sports associations more efficient and effective through its simple methods and policies besides extending benefits to meritorious sportspersons, coaches, said Arunachal Olympic Association Secretary General Gechi Doke.

The Chief Minister, who has been trying his best for all round development of sports sector, will give more emphasis on infrastructure development, including accommodation for outstation players/athletes.


RGPSA reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Reiterating its demand, All Arunachal Pradesh Computer cum Account Assistant Association (RGPSA) has called for immediate issue of the continuation order of its service for the year 2015-16 by the end of October. Our services have to be continued till 2017. Therefore, we urge the state government to immediately issue the continuation order of our services within the month of October without any delay, it said in its release.

The association also demanded immediate release of seven months’ pending salary with increment within October as well.


Rajiv Gandhi Award for Talar Tachi

From a Correspondent

BISWANATH  CHARIALI, Oct 4: Talar Tachi, a social activist of Seijosa under East Kameng has been nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Award 2015 by Sanrachana Art Theatre, Muzaffapur, Bihar, a non-governmental organization for his outstanding services towards society and protection of wildlife, particularly hornbill.

He is the assistant secretary of inter-state peace committee of Assam- Arunachal.

Chhatraman Subba, Regional Coordinator of North East states for Sanrachana Art Theatre informed that the award will be presented to Talar on October 20.


Transfer Panchayat villages, says BJP leader

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: In a letter to the  Deputy Commissioner East Kameng District, BJP leader Vijay Sonam has called for transfer of Panchavat Villages of Nampe, Lamnio, Parte, Warram, Sario, Saria, Langchu & Dao (Taping) from Sawa circle to Khenewa circle.

“They are electorates of 8-Bameng Assembly Constituency but are electorates of 9-Chaynagtajo Assembly Constituency in Panchayat, therefore the villagers are facing tremendous problems as they are sandwiched between two administrative centres, Sonam wrote to the DC, requesting him to transfer eight villages to Khenewa circle”.3


ANAYA Football tourney concludes

NAMSAI, Oct 4: Mao Tai, Chongkham lifted the 2nd Running Football Tournament 2015 trophy beating Reliance, Namsai 4 -2 in the final at APIL ground, Namsai today organized by All Namsai Area Youth Association (ANAYA).

Chow Miling Khangkeo was adjudged the ‘Best Player’ of the tournament. Runners up Reliance, Namsai walked away with best discipline team award.

The final match was witnessed among others by Kirli Padu, SDPO Namsai, Chow Siharaja Chautang, EE PWD, President of Tai Khampti Development Society, Chow Jaling Mannau, EE WRD, Chow Kyaseng Munglang ZPC and Chow Mahajini Chowpoo, ZPM Namsai.

Namsai SDPO Kirli Padu appreciated ANAYA for organizing the tournament for the second consecutive year and its endeavour to channelise energy of the youth in a positive direction through sports.


News Impact

BJP ready for mid-term poll, says Congress in coma

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Arunachal Pradesh State BJP President Tai Tagak today said the BJP is ready for mid-term poll anytime, stating that Congress Government in the state has been in ICU since it came to power.

With the infighting among the party MLAs, the Congress government is now in a coma, he said.

Tagak was briefing the media persons at its party office here this evening on current political crisis.

“BJP is always ready for a mid-term poll” Tagak stated alleging that it is Congress government that is scared of going back to the people to seek mandate.

However, the BJP state party president was quick to clarify that the saffron party is not behind the internal strife of Congress as being speculated.

Tagak’s assertion and confidence reflects that saffron party is keeping a close watch on Congress’s Catch 22 situation, perhaps to take political advantage of infighting congress leaders.

Flaying the Congress led government, Tagak further added that the state government has failed to deliver and perform in terms of governance. He further questioned the Tuki led government as to where the funds from the centre has been utilised.

The state BJP said that infighting among the Congress leaders for Chief Minister’s post is not only affecting the state and its people as all the development activities are on a standstill.

BJP statement has come a day after Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress said that everything was well within the Congress Party and that there was no dissidence.

Meanwhile, BJP appealed various banks in the state to facilitate the central sponsored financial schemes so that people of the state can be benefitted.



APCC denies threat to Tuki Govt

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has denied any threat to Nabam Tuki led government as reported in media.

Dismissing the report that some Congress legislators, including few ministers, have joined hands to try and topple Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, APCC President Padi Richo in a press statement claimed that there was no rebellion against the Chief Minister.

The report is false, fabricated and there is no iota of truth, the APCC President said.

“All the legislators are right now in the station with the Chief Minister. How can an expelled member like Kalikho Pul lead few ministers to topple a popularly elected government”? the APCC President said.

He, however asked the ministers, whose names have appeared in the news to clarify their stands immediately.



The fight within; Congress versus Congress

Monday Musing

[ Tongam Rina ]

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: After months of speculation, secret meetings and extended vacation in New Delhi, the deep divide within the ruling Congress Party is out in open, courtesy, a statement issued by the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) to the press where it said that anti party activities by Congress leaders will be viewed seriously.

The APCC decree came few weeks after the beleaguered Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is reported to have met the functionaries of All India Congress Committee, in Delhi, who apparently told him that there would be no change of guard in the state.   Obviously, the other camp led by Kalikho Pul and co is not amused.

Sadly, for the state,  Congress infighting has spilled out at the wrong time, sending a clear message what the Party’s priorities are, more so the priorities of the dissidents, as the state is already dealing with uncertain times following the SC verdict seeking grant of citizenship rights to Chakma and Hajong refugees.  

There is general unspoken anxiety but there are barely few solutions in sight with every moneyed minister and out-of-job MLAs eyeing the post of the Chief Minister.

If the Chief Minister or the AICC is unable to control the party rebellion, there would be no option but to call for a midterm poll. This is a highly improbable scene though as of now. With all resources spent in the last election, MLAs or their parties would be rather reluctant to take the plunge so early, no matter what they say in public. Even the ambitious state BJP would not want midterm poll, though they seem in a hurry to be in power, though number is abysmal right now.

On the other hand, NSCN (IM) has reportedly told the MLAs from Tirap, Changlang and Longding to be a united team, allegedly against the present Chief Minister. If the reports are true, this would not be the first time that underground elements have gotten involved in tussles among the power hungry politicians. There was a time when these elements were used for political gains but now it seems MLAs will be used by these same underground elements to dictate who should be in power. Certainly, it does not augur well for the state.

The Congress party owe it to the people of the state that internal strife within the party does not spill to the streets.

A state acutely divided on tribe affiliation and groups, it does not take much time or effort to spark unrest.

In 2011, when the transition from one Congress government to the other happened, everyone felt and saw how the state was divided on lines of tribe and its power equation. At the end of the day, it was common Arunachalees who suffered. One can only hope that times have taught us well and Congress would settle its internal problems quietly and within itself.

Those following the current political drama are also keenly watching what the incumbent at the Raj Bhavan is up to.

In a state which gave overwhelming majority to the Congress, the fact that current Governor is BJP appointed makes things a lot more complicated politically than it already is.



Don’t politicise refugee issue: BJP tells Congress

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: State BJP has told the Congress Party that the common and issues of larger state importance should not be communalised and turned to petty and partisan politics while refuting the Congress allegations that NDA had a role in grant of citizenship to the Chakma Hajong refugees.

In a release, BJP state unit spokesperson, Techi Necha stated that the Congress has always made a mockery of the democratic polity by misleading and diverting public attention, and now the party should realise and rectify their old habits and attitudes with the changing times and situations.

Stating that the Chakma Hajong issue is a very sensitive and emotional issue for the people of the state, Necha appealed the Congress High Command to enlighten the local Congress leaders how Congress Party allowed the settlement of Chakmas and the Hajongs in Arunachal Pradesh.

There was a Congress government at the Centre on 9th Jan 1996 when a major judgement was delivered by the Supreme Court directing that the application for citizenship of Chakmas and Hajongs should be looked into, and full protection be provided to them by State and Central Government, BJP said.

While stating that the BJP has always been opposing the migration of refugees from across the border and always stood for the protection of indigenous people, the release added that there are various Parliamentary records where the Union government under the signature of Congress Ministers have categorically stated in Parliament that citizenship will be granted to Chakmas and Hajongs as per 1972 Indira-Mujib agreement.

Further, the release stated that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made the first blunder by accepting the Buddhist majority Chittagong Hill Tracks to be part of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) which was created for Muslims. The religious persecution by Muslim fundamentalists forced the Chakmas and Hajongs to migrate to India and settle in NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh), the BJP said.



Itanagar gets Domino’s Pizza outlet

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Domino’s Pizza has opened its outlet at E-Sector here today.

With only a few places for families to enjoy a quick bite in the town, owner of the franchise, Taring Mayu hopes that with the opening of the popular chain, there will be more options to choose from.

Mayu informed that current staffs of around 26 people are all trained professionals from Delhi, while a few youths from the state have been sent for training, and will soon join the rest of the team.   

Mayu hopes that his initiative would offer employment opportunities, and also encourage more entrepreneurs to take the risk and introduce a world of options for the people of Arunachal.

The first few customers on the day said they were highly excited on seeing that Domino’s had opened and seems satisfied with the quality of the Pizza.

“We ordered a pizza. They have the same taste and consistency of those available outside the state”, said a customer.

Open from 8 am to 8 pm, the restaurant chain also stands by its policies of ‘free delivery’ and ‘30 minutes or free’ within a radius of 3 km, with a few terms and conditions applied.

With operations in India overseen by the Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, the restaurant chain assures to deliver the same consistent services in Itanagar as well.



Two-aside 2nd Neelam Tarin

Volleyball Tournament begins

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: The two-aside 2nd Neelam Tarin Volleyball (state level) Tournament began at Nyikum Niya Playground, Nirjuli today.

Local MLA Techi Kaso, who inaugurated the tournament, spoke about the importance of playing sports and recreational activities which help maintain physical and mental fitness.

He also highlighted on the ruling government’s programmes and policies for sports and sportspersons.

Later, he assured to sponsor trophies for the winner, runners up and others.

Arunachal Pradesh Beach Volleyball Association president Neelam Tago expected participation of more players from all over the state next year.

Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board Chairman Kipa Niya, Chief Engineer cum Director Urban Development Taba Tedir, SE (PHE) Taba Teni, AKA General Secretary L. Marik were present on the occasion among others.                   

11 teams from Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, Papum Pare, including Capital Complex and a team from PTC are participating in the tournament.



Learn energy conservation: APEDA Director

ITANAGAR, Oct 4: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) Director Marki Loya advised the students to make efforts for  energy conservation in everyday life.

Addressing the students at a workshop on energy conservation organized by Energy Club of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Doimukh at Govt. College Doimukh yesterday, the APEDA Director asked the students to share and disseminate the knowledge on conservation they have learnt during the workshop to their fellow students, family members and others.

He said that the dream of Digital India will be fulfilled only when there is availability of energy input.

Later, Loya presented a solar cooker and an ‘Unnat Chulla’ for the Energy Club of GHSS Doimukh. He also announced to provide educational kits to them.

Hina Ajan Nabum, Project Officer, APEDA, Doimukh advised the students to turn electric lamps/bulbs etc off when not in use. The very foundation of survival, progress and prosperity lies in natural resources, so we need to conserve it, he said. The officer stressed on the importance of switching over to renewable sources of energy to avert future energy crisis as well as reduce consumption of fossil fuels which is limited.

Resource persons spoke on “Conservation of conventional energy resources--why and how,” “Scope of non-conventional sources of energy in Arunachal Pradesh,” “Energy crisis and remedies”, “Importance of energy conservation” during the workshop.



Give up arms & join dialogue process:

Rijiju to NE insurgents

New Delhi, Oct 4: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju today called upon those who have joined "anti-national" movements to give up arms and shun violent activities in the North East, and asserted that government is ready for a dialogue. "Those who have joined anti-national movements, please return, we will welcome you. Those who are yet to make the decision, I tell them to come back. We will hold a dialogue with you but give up violence," he said, addressing the valedictory function of a 'Student Parliament' in Delhi.

The minister also pitched for border trade with neighbouring countries in the North East region.

“We cannot live in isolation. For complete development, North East has to open up for international neighbours and open border trade. There should be engagement with the neighbours because they affect the prosperity of the people living in the border areas," he said.

"More than the development happening in New Delhi, it is the neighbouring countries that affect the prosperity of the people living near to them," he added.

Earlier in the day, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said that "we should look at North East India as a region with potential for growth and should not look down upon it as a backward".  

"There are seamless opportunities in the North East and the present Union Government is giving special attention to the North East," Sonowal said. PTI


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---- Editorial ----


Difficult time for nation

The killing of a Muslim man at Dadri near Noida over rumour that he had consumed beef is taking communal colour. The social media are filled with hate messages. Political parties are also trying their best to take maximum political mileage out of the incident. Leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Asaduddin Owaisi along with culture minister Mahesh Sharma who is also local MP visited the house of the victim. Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som who is an accused in Muzaffarnagar riots case today visited area and said he would try to get those arrested in the Dadri lynching case out on bail.

As a result of all of this, today political war broke between parties. BJP accused the Uttar Pradesh Government of giving communal colour to the incident. BJP's reaction came after the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met the victim's family and assured them of justice. On the other hand Congress party has accused both BJP and SP of playing communal politics. Unfortunately a criminal incident has been given communal colour by the politicians. They should not forget that a man was killed infront of his own family member. Imagine the kind of pain a mother must be going through at this moment after seeing her son being lynched. This is absolutely against the humanity. The need of the hour is to ensure that all the accused involved in the gruesome murder is strongly punished so that it sends out a loud message. Also the civil society bodies should play more active role and start a movement against the communal forces. Country is going through a difficult time and if timely action is not taken, India will get massively divided on communal line in days to come.




---- Readers Forum ----


Divided we fall

Dear Editor,

A request to every Tribal people out there. Take a few seconds and think for a while. Are you ready to give your homes to the Chakma- Hajong? Are you ready to let your sons and daughters live as an outsiders in their our land? The very land where our forefather roamed freely, the very land we are fighting for time immemorial. If the people of others states can fight so hard for their rights, why can’t we? Please come forward and fight together. Your every effort makes a difference. A little line says it all- united we stand, divided we fall.


Moge Rina,




An open letter to Kalikho Pul

Dear Editor,

I am personally not in favour of your move to change leadership in Arunachal Pradesh as reported in media.

My question to you as an elected leader and me as the rightful citizen of the state is; what magic wand are you going to use to guarantee that the present unfortunate state of affairs in Arunachal Pradesh will turn to smart state of affairs?

Instead my suggestion to you and the camp members clogging on with you is to be with the present CM who already has established a relationship with the NDA govt at the centre and also being the choice of Sonia Gandhi and support him. This would actually pave the way for better social solidarity and better governance.

Now my contention to you and the elected members camping in Delhi is that, if at all there is a need for change in leadership or for that matter change of govt in the state is inevitable and if you and other elected members are serious to work for the benefit of the people of the state, I give you an option; kindly resign from primary membership of the Congress party and your MLA-ship along with your supporting members and prove that the present CM has lost the support of majority of legislators as claimed.

Be bold enough in going for Assembly Election and win with majority and form a new govt in the state. This would truly solve the issue of Centre-State hiccups.

Further, if you cannot do it or if you say, not possible, please do not waste time in doing such activities which actually haven’t been fruitful even in the past.

Let the present govt do its best and kindly being the Congress MLA, help your CLP leader in doing good for the state instead of following the path which actually don’t have concrete answers.


Bikash Bage

Dept of Sociology

Rajiv Gandhi University




Arunachalees have become guinea

pigs of the Indian constitution

Dear Editor,

Supreme court’s ruling, granting citizenship and settlement orders of  Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh is yet another blow to the people of state. The time of SC’s verdict is so precise that our Government can do nothing about it.

First of all the state is busy rectifying financial crisis and defusing   an “ethnic supremacy  time bomb “which is on verge of blowing up our state. I wonder what will be the next step of our think tank and selfstyled custodians of the people who lament to tackle any problems in the state. These people kept on putting up protest against the SC decision right from the beginning of the episode, but nothing has happened  till date.

To me SC  verdict is  yet another stepmotherly treatment given to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

After the great debacle by Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru during partition and Chinese aggression ,these new development is yet another example of “you are not mine”  or divide and rule policy. East India Company has left long ago but their policies are still  being implemented on us and our neighbours. All the draconian laws are being enforced on us and our neighbours on SOS basis! Truly, we have become guinea pigs of the Indian constitution. You want AFSPA! enforce it. You want Chakmas to settle, put them with Arunachalees. I am not surprised today why there are resentments in every Tribal inhabited states.

Sometimes I wonder how our highest decision making house can give such an immature verdict. I mean , it’s something like pulling out the landlord from his house by the tenants and on top of it ,legalizing the act in eye of law. SC, s verdict without the consent of the citizen is really annoying and should be revoked immediately. No law enforcing agents whether it is SC should play with the sentiments of the people. Granting citizenship to known foreigners is really not necessary to fulfil human rights activist. To me refugee is a refugee and should live by limits. If they don’t agree, they should be sent back to their original place. Why so much of fuss in that? Whatever may be the provisions under constitution, a refugee cannot overwhelm the constitutional rights of a bonafide citizen and if any deplorable circumstances arise, a bonafide citizen should get the first preference in eye of the law.

My one question goes to SC is,’ why not settle all refugees in Delhi? Like other refugees! I have seen places like Majnukatilla in Delhi, Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Surprisingly, refugees live and flourish well in these places! 

Today I lament, if Indian constitution is meant for people of Arunachal Pradesh then do not  try and dig hole in the Constitution and appease some hand full refugees who left their motherland for their own good and are now trying to fool us by knocking the door of human rights commission. And remember, Arunachal Pradesh is not a refugee dumping ground and do not make us feel again that Indian Constitution is not meant for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.


Dr. K .Jonnom



Protests and rallies cannot and will never over rule Supreme Court verdict

Dear Editor,

The ongoing blame game played by political parties of AP, AAPSU and other Arunachalees show how lame and incompetent they are at solving the refugee problem. Chakmas and Hajongs and their leaders never in the past made their issue for selfish gains, but they and their leaders were united and stealthily, steadily and patiently pursued their interest according to constitutional pathways with India and even took their matter to UNO. They intellectually and legally handled their issue and even the Supreme Court of India had to grant them Indian citizenship. Now, it is impossible to revert or nullify the verdict of Supreme Court. In the history, there has never been a case in which the verdict of Supreme Court of India was reverted and therefore, the Central and AP government have to abide by the order of Supreme Court at any cost.

Let us not blame the Supreme Court for its verdict. The bitter truth is that we the People, Students, Elite Societies, Political and Student Leaders of AP have failed to solve the Chakma and Hajong issue.

Unlike Chakma and Hajong leaders, our political and student leaders provoked the people and students of AP to take out protests, rallies and even violence. Our political and student leaders made a big show of the issue in the public. Even the PIL were pursued half heartedly as long as it added to their leadership mileage. So, I feel that instead of playing the blame game by our political leaders to fool the people of AP to get votes, they should solve this issue like how the Chakma and Hajong leaders did silently and get the new judgment of Supreme Court and place it before the people of AP.

Then the concerned political party may claim that they have addressed the Chakma and Hajong issue for the common good of the people of AP. Students and people of AP have supported AAPSU without any question in the past and present. But, it is high time to question the students.

The AAPSU leaders used Chakma and Hajong issue and made great political and business careers, but never solved it. Presently, AAPSU is playing the old game again. Protests and rallies cannot and will never over rule the verdict of Supreme Court.

Let APSU get the new verdict of Supreme Court and them let them announce their work for the common good of AP, like the Chakma leaders. Chakma and Hajong citizenship issue can’t be pursued again, but other related issues like 1. Citizen eligibility criteria 2. Right to purchase land and properties in AP 3. APST status for them 4. relocation of them to other parts of India 4. Steps to prevent the ongoing sneaking  5. ILP requirement 6. their present population and many more issues should be pursued with supreme court.

Lastly, I would like to request our political parties and AAPSU to stop publicizing and politicizing the Chakma and Hajong issue, instead consult with constitutional lawyers and experts and others and pursue the matter in the Supreme Court. Chakma and Hajong issue can’t be addressed by blame game, protest rallies, or violence; it can only be addressed on constitutional and legal grounds. I also, request the editor of this esteemed daily, to publish the recent verdict of Supreme Court concerning citizenship of Chakmas and Hajongs for the people of AP, so that people of AP can contribute their ideas to address the issue.

Like how Our PM Modi accommodates the ideas of common people of India, our AP leaders and AAPSU should also provide mechanisms for common people and students to participate to address the issue. Let us wait and see, whether our AP political and APSU leaders repeats history or like Chakma and Hajong leaders do good for the betterment of Arunachal Pradesh.


Takam Tadar,

Delhi University




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