AAPSU warns violators of ILP rule, questions SI’s role

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has strongly condemned the incident in which three people without ILP forcibly tried to enter Roing town without obtaining Inner Line Permit (ILP).
In a statement, AAPSU General Secretary Tobom Dai has termed the incident as an insult to the people of Arunachal and asked the citizens of Assam not to disrespect the existing laws.
“If they don’t want to follow rules then they are not welcome here. As per the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873, Arunachal is a protected state and outsiders have to obtain prior ILP to enter the state. Anyone who tries to violate this law should be strongly punished,” said Dai.
The AAPSU also expressed shock over the ill treatment meted out on IRBn personnel Kanggo Pertin.
“Sub-Inspector Abraham Taying should be immediately suspended for failing to performing his duty properly. Instead of arresting Assamese youths for illegally trying to enter Arunachal, SI Taying humiliated IRBn jawan Pertin by making him apologize to the law breakers. This is not acceptable to us. In fact, IRBn jawan Pertin should be rewarded for excellently performing his duty,” Dai added.
The AAPSU also stated that it will raise the issue with the All Assam Students Union (AASU) as the miscreants who tried to illegally enter Arunachal had claimed to be members of the AASU.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) has also strongly condemned the incident and termed it as failure of the district administration.
“Instead of protecting IRBn jawan Pertin, who stood up against bullying tactics of Assam and protected the law of the land, the senior police and administrative officials have miserably failed him. Proper magisterial inquiry should be done to probe the whole incident. SI Abraham Taying and other officials who forced jawan Pertin to apologize should be immediately suspended for free and fair probe,” said APYC General Secretary and Spokesperson Arjun Panye.