Phassang takes stock of damages, calls for peace

Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, Mar 2: State BJP vice president Tame Phassang on Saturday took stock of the damages caused in Naharlagun during the recent anti-PRC agitation, and appealed for peace.
Condemning the massive loss of properties, Phassang said it was “the blackest day of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Itanagar.”
“Our youths, the agitators, were misguided. There is a third element behind this,” he said.
Phassang earlier helped evacuate one of the injured, Taje Bagang, to Guwahati on the morning of 23 February for further treatment. Bagang reportedly received two gunshot wounds on the night of 22 February.
“After successful operation, he is fit and fine now,” Phassang said.
He appealed to the state government to implement a strict system to “unearth the truth and punish those responsible, and avoid similar happenings in the future.”
“We have filed an FIR, but an assessment is yet to be made by officials,” he said.
“We are working on modalities wherein we will sit together and hold meetings of all shop-owners, small or large, to seek help from the government,” he added.