APCC seeks compensation for protest victims

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in a memorandum on Wednesday urged the governor to consider and recommend to the state government the APCC’s demand for monetary compensation of Rs 2 crore each for the families of those who lost their lives during the anti-PRC agitation here, along with government jobs for eligible members of the bereaved families.
The APCC also appealed for grant of Rs 50 lakhs each for those who sustained bullet injuries, and Rs 5 lakhs each for those who suffered minor injuries.
Besides grant of adequate compensation to the families of the deceased and those who were injured, the APCC also urged the governor to consider full compensation for all other violence-hit, including private individuals/establishments, and artistes from Assam who suffered losses during the anti-PRC protest.
The APCC apprised the governor that movable as well as immovable properties, such as buildings, commercial establishments, vehicles, etc, of many individuals and establishments were damaged during the protest. Further, all the equipment, musical instruments and vehicles of the Assam artistes’ team, who had come here to perform during the Statehood Day celebration, were completely destroyed, the APCC said.
Other demands of the party include withdrawal of all pending cases booked against individuals and groups involved in the anti-PRC protests in the capital complex and other parts of the state; declaration of Martyr’s Day in memory of the victims of the anti-PRC protests; and allocation of adequate land for erecting a memorial to the victims.