AITF demands action over recent acts of violence in state

ITANAGAR, Jun 2: The Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF) has demanded that the state government act swiftly to apprehend the accused in various cases of killings, arson and issuing of death threats in the recent past.
The forum demanded thorough inquiries into the incidents, and said the culprits should be punished as per the law.
“So many election-related and other incidents have been reported at various police stations, but till date no significant breakthrough in many major cases, except a few, has been reported,” the AITF stated in a press release.
Condemning the violent incidents that occurred during the election period, including the killing of gaon burah Bengia Tamang in the Koloriang assembly constituency, the massacre of MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others in Tirap district, the manhandling and threats issued to poll officials, and the burning of a car and slaughtering of a dog in front of state BJP president and MP Tapir Gao’s residence on Friday, the AITF said such incidents are a “direct indication of administrative failure of the government.”
“Since the lives and properties of MP Gao and MLA Tirong Aboh are not secure, what would be the safety and security of the common people in the state?” the forum questioned, and added that “it shows that the law enforcing authority in the state are not doing their duty diligently on the ground.”
The AITF also condemned the threat reportedly issued to the Adi Baane Kebang on social media for raising its voice against lawlessness, “due to some antisocial and unlawful activities,” and sensitizing the people to the need for peace and tranquility to prevail in the state.
Reiterating its earlier demand for the transfer of Chief Secretary Satya Gopal for alleged administrative failure during the PRC agitation, the AITF said, “The same situation is being seen during and after the election process.”