DC calls for discouraging chakka bandh in Kamle

[Karda Natam]

DAPORIJO, Mar 15: Representatives from various community based organizations, student leaders and senior citizens from both Upper Subansiri and Kamle districts, in a meeting convened by the Upper Subansiri district administration on Thursday, discouraged the proposed ‘Chakka Bandh’ called by some students’ organization at Kamle district on 16 March.
The bandh is being called to protest against the recent incidents in Daporijo, where two alleged rape accused were paraded naked at public places. The bandh enforcers were of the opinion that it is a pure case of violation of human rights.
Deputy Commissioner Ashraf, who chaired the meeting, appealed to the people, the CBOs, NGOs, student and youth organizations to discourage the “Chakka Bandh, stating that such (Chakka) bandhs or blockades cannot be the means to seek justice.
“Bandhs not only disrupt normal life but also create law and order problems,” said the deputy commissioner.
He said that the law enforcing authority is conducting thorough investigation into both the rape and human rights violation cases and assured that the guilty would be punished as per law.
If necessary, the cases will be handed over to an SIT for investigation, he assured.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Taru Gusar informed that all those who were allegedly involved in the incident of forcefully parading both the alleged rape accused naked, were arrested, and cases registered against them.
The senior citizens present in the meeting have endorsed to solve the issue amicably with the ‘chakka bandh’ callers.
The proposed chakka bandh, if not withdrawn, will disrupt the normal life of Upper Subansiri district as every vehicle coming to Upper Subansiri will have to cross Kamle district.