AAPSU urges govt to address students’ demands

ITANAGAR, Jun 28: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has urged the state government to “pay immediate heed” to the demands placed by the union’s federal units of East Kameng, East Siang and Tawang districts.
Highlighting the All East Kameng District Students’ Union’s (AEKDSU) demand for justice in the Toko Yame murder case, and the All East Siang District Students’ Union’s (AESDSU) demand for justice in the Ojing Taying murder case, the AAPSU said, “The state government cannot run away from its responsibilities and should immediately deliver justice to the bereaved family members.”
Taying was assaulted by unknown miscreants on 10 June, 2017, at Niti Vihar, Itanagar. He succumbed to his injuries on 14 June, 2017. School student Toko Yame was killed nine months ago in Tawang, but no one has been arrested in the case.
The AEKDSU had organized a mammoth rally here on 25 June, demanding justice for Yame’s bereaved family. The AESDSU on Thursday imposed a 12-hour East Siang district bandh, demanding justice for Taying.
“The charge-sheet in the Toko Yame murder case is yet to be filed, while the status of the investigation remains the same in the Ojing Taying murder case even after a year,” the AAPSU stated in a press release on Thursday.
It also listed the students’ uprising in Tawang against the illegal issuance of ST certificates to Tibetan refugees in the district. The All Tawang District Students’ Union (ATDSU) had imposed a 12-hour bandh on 2 July in protest against the illegality.
“The contagious sad development across different regions of the state reflects poor governance on part of the government,” the AAPSU said.
It also questioned why the government land at the Itanagar Club near IG Park has been given to the BJP.
“The plot of land is for public utility and should not be the domain of a particular political party,” it said.