3rd Aug 2021 12:08:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Mixed responses were observed today to the 24-hr capital bandh called jointly by the Nyishi Youth Welfare Association and Arunachal Indigenous Students’ Union (AISU) as protest against non-fulfillment of their charter of demands.
Giving an overview of the bandh and claiming that there was hardly any impact, ICR Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom said that the situation in the capital was peaceful and normal till the evening. We made sufficient security arrangement along with deployment of magistrate to ensure free movement of people and normal functioning of both government and private offices, the DC said, informing that a 12-day detention order under Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014 has been issued against NYWA President Tai Talley and AISU President Techi Talik for involving in unlawful activities with an intention to disrupt peace and tranquility of the Capital Region.
Despite a call from the office of the DC to discuss their demands and a request to call off the bandh, both the unions resorted to the illegal bandh call, the DC informed. He also cautioned the bandh callers that in case of detection of damages caused by them to public or private properties, compensation would be realized from them as per court’s mandate. Three people have already been detained by the police who blocked roads during wee hours, the DC added.
Meanwhile, claiming the bandh successful, the NYWA President has urged the denizens to continue their support and refrain from believing the hearsay of government authorities. The denizens will be responsible for any kind of untoward incident if they try to defy the bandh, he warned.
The demands of the organizations include floating of notices inviting tender (NIT) on the GeM portal, repeal of the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Incentives, Development and Promotional) Act 2015, withdrawal of the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014, cancellation of three ST certificates illegally issued to Tibetan refugees, renaming of Indira Gandhi Park as Abotani Park and introduction of a chapter on Arunachal in NCERT syllabus.

Kenter Joya Riba

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