Set deadline

The blame game and politics over the recent anti-PRC agitation has started. Both Congress and BJP are putting blame on each other for it. Congress alleges that violence leading to the death of three youths in police firing broke out due to move of state government to go ahead with granting of PRC to non-APST land holders of Namsai and Changlang districts. On the other hand BJP claims that violence was orchestrated by Congress and that JHPC’s report on PRC was suppose to be laid in assembly only for the discussion and not for the passing. It is unfortunate that both the parties are busy blaming each other and playing politics over such sensitive issue. The anti-PRC agitation has caused the death of three youths and has injured several others. Many shops have been looted due to which thousands of people have become jobless. Government as well as private properties worth crores of money has been lost in the violence. The violence which started from the February 22 evening onwards went on till February 25.
The four days of violence has traumatized the entire citizen of capital complex. People are still living in fear. Instead of playing politics both the opposition Congress and ruling BJP should come together to create a congenial atmosphere in the state capital. Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday announced that a committee headed by a retired judge will investigate into the large-scale rioting, violence and vandalism that took place during anti-PRC protests resulting in death of three youths. Hopefully this announcement will become reality soon. The family members of late Biki Ruja, Tsering Wangdi and Risso Tare who made supreme sacrifice during anti-PRC agitation deserves to know the truth behind the death of their loved ones. Further the state govt should set strict deadline for the judicial committee to complete the investigation on time.