Committee condemns proposed bandh

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Dec 27: Condemning the proposed 12 hours Capital Bandh being imposed by Abo Tani Clan Organisation on December 29, Arunachal Peace Committee (APC) on Wednesday appealed them to call off the bandh for the greater interest of the people of the state.
Addressing media persons, APC Spokesperson Hillang Tadh stated that ATCO’s demand seeking resignation of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu over alleged ‘dog remarks’ is baseless and is politically motivated.
However, the committee made it clear that they do not oppose ATCO’s demand on creation of Abo Tani Traditional and Cultural Affairs Department.
“ATCO should not resort to bandh during festive season” said Hillang Tadh.
The newly formed Committee further ridiculed the ATCO for demanding 100 teachers for each of the tribe under Tani clan alleging that the organisation cannot dictate the government. “Instead of dictatorial attitude, the organisation should place their demand through democratic means, as bandh affects the general public including daily wage workers” the committee stated.
The committee also made fervent appeal to the various communities not to politicize the petty issues created by vested groups for their personal interest.
Meanwhile, the Naharlagun-Yupia Tempo Union (NYTU) also condemned the proposed bandh call of ATCO stating that bandh badly affects their daily business. In a meeting held on Wednesday, the union lamented at bandh culture in the capital complex.