AAPBSU to launch protest rally

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jun 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) reiterated its earlier demands and said that it would launch a peaceful protest rally on 14 July if the government fails to address them within 20 days.
Addressing reporters here at the press club on Wednesday, AAPBSU president Tana Sunny Tara said that their primary demands include immediate appointment of an independent director for the department of Inter State Border Affairs, along with a permanent office building.
“There is need for an independent director for the department as the interstate boundary issue is a major one”, Tana said.
It also reiterated the demand of appointing a local penal advocate (specifically an Arunachali) to assist in dispute cases between Assam and Arunachal in the Supreme Court of India.
Highlighting the acute shortage of police personnel in the border areas, especially in the APPBn, the union demanded “immediate re-concurrence of the 977 posts in the third batch of the APPBn, which the Cabinet had approved in 2010 under former chief minister Dorjee Khandu”.
The union had earlier given an ultimatum of 20 days to the state government and had warned of a democratic movement, which expired on 19 June.
This time around, the union has given another 20 days and would head for a peaceful protest rally from Akashdeep to IG Park if the government does not take initiative.