APWWS seeks medical treatment of injured, visits bereaved mother, PS

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has urged the state government to identify all those who were injured during the recent anti-PRC protests and provide them with immediate medical treatment.
It also appealed to the state government to initiate peace talks and meet the family members of all those who died during the protests.
An APWWS delegation, which included its Itanagar branch, along with members of the Galo Women Welfare Society, the women wing of the Tagin Cultural Society, and the Apatani Women’s Association Ziro met the mother of Risso Tari, who lost his life in police firing on Friday.
The mothers from the organisations led by the APWWS donated small amounts of money to the bereaved family for the funeral service.
The family members told the APWWS that the state government should not raise the issue of PRC in the future to ensure eternal peace of the deceased. They also requested that all the protestors who were detained by the police be released.
The family members said they have also appealed to the protesters for peace. The members present said had any of the elected leaders met the family members, the matter would not have escalated.
The team, led by Kani Nada Maling and Hage Onyo, also met Itanagar SDPO Dakio Gumja to enquire about the detainees.
He informed that no protestors are detained under his custody, and requested the public not to go by the wave of rumours.
The SDPO told the team that, even though protesters had damaged so many police vehicles, his team restrained from taking aggressive action.
He further said that the protesters should not take the law into their hands.
Later, the team visited the women’s police station here, where the APWWS was informed that enraged protestors damaged the police station.