28th Feb 2017 10:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Maksam Tayeng

PASIGHAT, Feb 28:  The Siang District HQ Welfare Committee (SDHQWC), Pangin which has been demanding for immediate establishment of infrastructure and construction of mini secretariat at Nyobo (Perang – Lampang) new district HQ of Siang District, have launched a rigorous 48 hours Chakka bandh on Monday and Tuesday which paralyzed normal life along Pasighat-Pangin Trans Arunachal Highway.

The protestors also damaged a JCB and a loaded truck on Monday night for defying the bandh.

The bandh was wholeheartedly supported by Siang District Students’ Union, ABK, Siang Unit, ABK Women Wing and 18 villages under Nugong and Rotgong Banggo, informed Oyar Muang, Spokesperson, SDHQWC. Muang also alleged that, present government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Power Minister Tamiyo Taga is trying to re-notify the notification of new district HQ.

While deeply resenting over delay of laying infrastructure, Tatok Panor, General Secretary, informed that, Nyobo (Perang-Lampang) was inaugurated as district HQ of Siang District on 24 November 2014. 

It was also declared in the government gazette that Pangin would be the temporary headquarters of Siang district till infrastructure come up at Nyobo (Perang-Lampang), added Panor. He also alleged that, present government is using divide and rule policy by encouraging inter village, inter community war which is unfortunate. ‘If government continues to deprive our legitimate demand we will launch 7 days bandh in the next phase which may be extended for an indefinite period in case government apathy continues, he said.

Meanwhile, Tamiyo Taga, Minister, Power, Industries, Textile & Handicraft & Co-operation has refuted the allegation, Pangin and said that, government is nowhere involved in changing the district HQ. While clarifying his position over telephone, Taga informed this reporter that, as per Guwahati High Court, state government has already submitted its report and an expert committee report which was constituted to access the actual ground situation is still awaited until which no construction either at Nyobo or at Boleng will take place.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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