21st Jul 2017 09:07:PM Uncategorized
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News



ES Reporter





The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) was left red-faced on Friday, when the district administration and volunteers of Itanagar Market Welfare Association successfully foiled their 12-hour capital bandh called to protest against the state government’s failure to relieve Principal Secretary cum In-charge Chief Secretary, Satya Gopal from his post.



In the first week of July, the APCC served an ultimatum of 48 hours to the state government demanding immediate ouster of Satya Gopal from his post alleging him of misleading the Election Commission of India and holding him responsible for postponing the scheduled date of Bye-Election of 12-Pakke Kessang Assembly constituency , on the pretext of landslide and floods in the state.


Barring few incidents of protesters burning tyres, reports from across the twin capital said that the situation remained normal throughout the day. No untoward incident was reported from any location of the twin capital and the “Dawn to Dusk” district bandh was peaceful till 5 pm

Government schools remained open and attendances in government offices were also normal.



Earlier in the morning, in few places like Chimpu, 6-mile and Mowb areas, protesters tried to stop movement of vehicles by torching tyres, but prompt action by police and security personnel successfully thwarted their attempts and brought the situation under control.


By afternoon all the business establishments opened their shutters and commercial and private vehicles were plying as usual. Handful of traders who kept their shops closed in Itanagar was forced to open their shops by volunteers of the Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA), who were deployed as “watchdog” to oversee the situation and help the district administration in containing the bandh.


Similar reports came from Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, where life was normal and there was little impact of the Bandh. Traffic was thinner than normal but the day passed off uneventfully till evening as Tempos, Trekkers were operating the entire day.


Earlier taking serious note to end “Bandh Culture” in the state capital, the District administration had declared the bandh as illegal and had taken strict security measures to avoid any untoward incident by deploying heavy troopers of police and paramilitary personnel in strategic locations across the city. 


Besides, Parliamentary secretary, Home, Pani Taram along SP, Capital Complex, A Koan and SDPO Techi Henyir along with Magistrates were seen intensifying patrolling to check any disturbances throughout the day in the twin capital.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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