19th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

 ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The third phase, 48-hour bandh launched by the Galo Students Union (GSU) in all the Galo inhabited areas of Upper Subansiri, West and East Siang Districts from April 17 last ended successfully at 5 am today. 

Although in order to mitigate the inconveniences faced by the general public, the Union had exempted movement of private vehicles including local vendors etc. most of the vehicles remained off the roads in support of the agitation. Almost all the government establishments remained closed during the bandh period. There was no untoward incident in the entire Galo inhabited areas of the three Districts during the bandh call. However, two young activists were picked by the police in Basar and assaulted without any provocations. The union strongly demands initiation of disciplinary action against the officer-in-charge of Basar police.  

In an extended executive body meeting of the GSU under the chairmanship of President Binya Ronya, the members decided to carry on the movement further in a much more rigorous manner due to utter neglect by the state government. 

The 9 point charter of demands put forth by the GSU to the State Government is totally genuine and in the greater interest of the Galos. The time of the 4th phase agitation shall be intimated in due course of time, it observed. 

While welcoming the Mopin dinner program which was hosted by the Chief Minister on April 18 last, the members present however took strong exception to the timing.  If the dinner was postponed earlier due to scheduled visit of his holiness the Dalai Lama and other reasons, why didn’t the organisers postpone it by a day. Why was it deliberately fixed on the same day coinciding with the GSU bandh, the house questioned. 

Expressing displeasure with the repeated attempts to politicise Mopin celebrations by vested interested individuals, the Union also strongly condemned the advertisement issued jointly by the 6 legislators of the community urging people to join in the dinner program. The GSU strongly condemns such appeasement tactics adopted by the legislators and at the same time urges them to show similar unity and cooperation in mitigating the issues pertaining to the Galos as a whole, Ronya said in a press release.


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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