13th Nov 2019 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

NAMSAI, Nov 13: The 48-hour hunger strike called by the All Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner Namsai ended without any outcome today. However, the district administration had restricted the time of hunger strike from 48 hours to 8 hours.
The Hunger strike is to protest against the district administration's failure to address the grievances submitted by the AdiSU on October 18 last. AdiSU is demanding immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the arson of 14 houses in new Mabira/Kaihi Nallah Madhuvan area and immediate rehabilitation, security to the affected families.
Speaking to reporters, President AdiSU, Nang Gao said ‘It is totally a murder of democracy where the district administration has curtailed the rights to protest against the injustice meted out to the poor people.  48 hours hunger strike has been reduced to 8 hours, as well as no mobile phones,  were allowed.'
‘We want to clarify here that we are not against any community or any organization but against the culprits who are involved in arson of Musup and 14 houses at New Mabira Village, stated the President.
He further said that the union is positive that the district administration will give justice within estimated time frame failing which it may resort to democratic movement.
‘Its been almost one month now that DA has failed to address the demands of AdiSU that has hurt the sentiments of the community. We are only demanding arrest of culprits and relief to the victims but DA is showing lackadaisical attitude till date’ said Spokesperson AdiSU Kalen Tadeng who was also the part of hunger strike.
‘Administration has only provided compensation to the victims of 25th October where at least four houses were burnt down, whereas keeping mum on the incident of 12th and 15th October was a Community Hall and 14 houses were burnt to ashes, claimed Tadeng.

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