AJF suspends dharna, vows to go to court

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Dec 23: The Arunachal Justice Forum (AJF) on Saturday suspended its dharna against the Pema Khandu-led BJP government in the state after the Capital Complex deputy commissioner denied it permission, but said it will go to court over the matter.
“Today we are temporarily suspending our democratic movement as our permission to hold a dharna was arbitrarily cancelled by the district administration. However, we will go to court to hold democratic movement again,” AJF Chief Nabam Tagam told media persons at the press club.
“Our fight against corruption and corrupt system will continue, no matter that the movement is temporarily suspended,” Tagam vowed.
Meanwhile the administration clarified that the AJF had sought permission to stage dharnas for 14 days consecutively, which the administration said was not possible to be allowed.
However, the district administration stated that the forum could obtain permission again after a break ‘as the IG Park tennis ground has to accommodate other organisations, too.’
The AJF launched its movement last week, demanding a CBI inquiry over the 60-page suicide note, ‘Mere Vichaar’, written by former chief minister Kalikho Pul prior to his demise.
The AJF is demanding the resignation of CM Pema Khandu, Dy.CM Chowna Mein, and Parliamentary Secretary PD Sona ‘on moral ground,’ alleging that their names were mentioned in Pul’s suicide note.
The AJF is also demanding the arrest of the CM for his alleged involvement in the Tawang firing incident, and over illegal appointments and scams, ‘based on FIRs lodged with the SIC and police station.’