[ Taba Ajum ]
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: In a blatant case of disregard for the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regulation, three non-APST youths from Assam attempted to forcibly enter into Roing town from Shantipur check gate without obtaining ILP, on last Friday.
When IRBn jawans on duty asked the three youths, who were on bike, to register at the gate and take prior permission before entering into Arunachal territory, they flatly refused to do so and started to abuse the jawans.
The youths who claim to be members of the All Assam Students Union, reportedly said that they will enter Arunachal without seeking permission, in complete violation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 Act.
Instead of following the laid down rules, the Assamese youths along with the support of several organizations from Dhola-Sadiya area started to protest on the Assam side of Shantipur and stopped vehicle movement, especially targeting Arunachal registered vehicles.
Reportedly, they started demanding that Kanggo Pertin, the IRBn jawan, who stopped illegal entry of the Assamese youths, be suspended and also sought apology from him. However, instead of supporting the jawan for performing his duty, senior officials of Shantipur check gate buckled under pressure from Assam and humiliated their own official by making IRBn jawan Kanggo Pertin apologize to the three youths in front of a hostile Assamese crowd.
The video of apology is being widely shared in various social networking sites, thereby causing immense trauma and pain to jawan Pertin and his family members.
Ever since Dhola-Sadiya Bridge has been opened, Roing area is witnessing massive influx of visitors from Assam. It is reported that many of these visitors who are not aware of ILP provision simply refuse to obtain ILP and often create trouble in Shantipur check gate.
Meanwhile, the Dibang Adi Students’ Union (DASU) has written to the Superintendent of Police, Lower Dibang Valley district and lodged a complaint against one Abraham Taying, Sub-Inspector, posted at Shantipur check gate for failing to protect the IRBn jawan on duty.
“Despite executing his duty sincerely, IRBn jawan Kanggo Pertin was forced by officer Taying to tender public apology to those three law breakers instead of booking them under appropriate law. It is also seen that they have made mobile video of his public apology. Such unprofessional act of Taying is a disgrace to the entire Police Department.
What will the public think of Arunachal Police? Such act shows that Taying is not serious regarding implementation of ILP Act. We need an efficient, strong and bold officer at the check gate who can challenge such miscreants on spot rather than compromising with them,” stated the DASU.
“If according to the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873, it is obligatory for Indian citizens from other states to obtain permit to enter into Arunachal, then why were these three miscreants not following the constitution instead of fomenting trouble between Assam and Arunachal. Such people should have been booked under appropriate law,” the DASU added.
The Union has demanded for immediate suspension of SI Abraham Taying, besides posting of a bold and strong police officer at Shantipur check gate and booking the three Assamese youths for trying to provoke clashes.
[ Taba Ajum ]