Is law and order situation deteriorating in Arunachal?
Itanagar: All the legislators of National People's Party (NPP) and Janata Dal United (JDU) were supposed to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the first week of August, however, due to the law and order situation in the state the mass joining has been postponed, said our sources in the government.
Our sources also informed that in order to maintain the law and order in the state, 17 superintendent of police (SP) and 36 deputy superintendent of police (DSP) have been deployed in and around the capital complex. Most of the officers have been asked to join from other districts of the state.
The security perspective is taken seriously as the fifth session of the seventh legislative assembly is scheduled on 27 August to 29 August.
On August 27 and 28, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has declared a 36-hour Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) bandh demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu for his alleged failure in governing the state.
The development comes after the 17-year-old demand for creation of Mon autonomous region, which started in 2003, re-surfaced again. The Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) submitted a memorandum to Khandu on July 29 and had called for a tripartite talk to with the state and Central government at the earliest.
"The chief minister's chair is a constitutional post. He (Khandu) cannot promote a particular community, region or religion. Being a custodian of the state, his taking part in the Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) meeting on July 30 in Tawang. The decision to boycott the panchayat election along with MLA Jambey Tashi and Phurpa Tsering and his OSD Nob Tsering has revealed his immaturity, short-sightedness and incompetency to lead the state," a statement by ANYA read.
Considering the reactions from people of Arunachal Pradesh, objecting the demand for Mon Autonomous Region (MAR), CM Khandu proposed a debate on the creation of autonomous regions during a press conference.
He said that community-based organisations would participate in the debate from MAR as well as Patkai Autonomous Region (PAR) along with other community-based organisations from the state, intellectuals and youth leaders.
Later, in an interview with the reporters here in Itanagar, ANYA, president, Byabang Joram said that because of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh is termed as south Tibet.
"The people of Tawang watch Tibetan television channels," Joram said and urged all the CBOs, other organisations in the state to boycott the debate and headstrongly wanted chief minister's resignation.
On 10 August, All Monpa Students Union (AMSU) through a video message in the social media demanded ANYA president to take back his statement which was against all the communities in Tawang and other neighbouring areas.
In the video, AMSU president, Urgyan Dorjee also demanded an apology from Joram for hurting the sentiments of the people of Tawang and West Kameng district.