GoAP condemned for failing to control law and order situation

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has vehemently condemned the state government, particularly the home minister, for failing to control the law and order situation during the 48-hour bandh given by various organizations on 21 and 22 February in protest against the JHPC’s recommendation to grant PRCs to non-APSTs of Namsai and Changlang districts.
The inept handling of the situation by the home department led to the loss of precious lives in police firing and damage of public properties, the ANYA said.
It demanded that the government deploy adequate security forces in the capital region and other sensitive areas to avoid further loss of life and properties.
Appealing to the protestors and the public to maintain peace in order to restore normalcy in the state capital, the association also demanded constitution of a committee to inquire into the truth behind the death of three youths during clashes between the police and the protestors, as well as the damages caused to public properties.
The All Tirap, Changlang, Namsai and Longding Students’ Union also condemned “the inhuman act of the police against the unarmed protestors,” and said the state assembly should pass a law that in no circumstance would any legislation favouring granting of PRCs to non-APSTs be made in the future.
Conveying condolences to the families of who lost their lives during the anti-PRC agitation, the union requested the state government to provide adequate compensation to the victims’ families/relatives.