28th Feb 2020 11:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Normal life in Capital Complex came to a standstill on Friday due to the 12-hr bandh called by All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA). 
Vehicular traffic on roads came to a grinding halt in the twin capital due to the dawn-to-dusk bandh. Business establishments, banks and other institutions were closed and attendance in government offices was also noticeably thin. 
Commuters had a harrowing time in reaching destinations as protesters resorted to picketing and road blockade in multiple locations.
“We have extended all cooperation to the administration and police by refraining from any kind of violence or destruction to public properties,” informed ANYA President Byabang Joram, adding that ANYA team had provided assistance to students and people with medical issues in reaching their destinations.
While responding to queries on reports of damages to few private properties, Joram categorically stated that they have no such information as they shared their contact numbers in public domain beforehand so that people with emergencies can contact them. 
“Before the bandh we appealed the public through all forms of media including social media to cooperate with us,” he clarified. 
Further, he also divulged that they will continue with their protest and resort to democratic movements if the government fails to respond to their demands within the stipulated time frame. Earlier, IGP Chuku Apa who was on a recce to take stock of the situation also confirmed that no violence has been reported during the bandh. When asked about CrPc 144 imposition, he stated the order had been implemented. 

Meanwhile, SDPO Itanagar K Sikom informed that a few incidents of damages to private properties like cars had been reported and GDs have been registered. However, police have to wait for the complainant and no arrest has been made yet, he added.  As per reports, a car, a scooter and an SUV had been damaged by the bandh supporters near RK Mission Hospital.
ANYA called the bandh over alleged non-fulfilment of their demands by the state government in relation to modifications sought by them in the Arunachal Pradesh  Staff Selection Board (APSSB) District Quota, Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs & Professionals (Incentives, Development and Promotional) Act 2015 as well as issues related to Assam-Arunachal boundary, GeM, Trans Arunachal Highway and others.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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