ITANAGAR, Jun 5: The state National People’s Party (NPP) appealed to the state government to provide sufficient security personnel for NPP MLA candidates from Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts.
Claiming that “militant groups are targeting NPP party leaders,” the party, during an executive body meeting here on Wednesday, also requested security for state NPP leaders.
It appreciated the state government for the ex-gratia and for recommending the massacre case of late Tirong Aboh and 10 others to the National Investigation Agency, and appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to extend full support to the state police and para-military forces during investigation.
AAPSU urges govt to think seriously on TCL problems
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has called upon the state government to seriously implore upon the crux of the problem that has engulfed the whole of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts since past two decades ‘when the militants were allegedly brought in by some vested interested politicians for their individual benefits.’
“The region pre-1997 was known for its prosperity in all aspects whether it be on economic front or in the sphere of human resource but today insurgency has subdued everything. Rampant killing, extortion, intimidation etc have become order of the day. This is a fact which should be acknowledged by everyone. Insurgent groups and underground elements have been running parallel government with monthly taxation even from State & Central government employees,” the AAPSU claimed.
The Union alleged that ordinary citizens of three districts are suffering due to perennial turmoil inflicted upon by the militant groups.
The AAPSU has demanded for immediate expulsion of all the insurgent groups and underground elements operating in TCL region so that peace & security of the indigenous people of the state is secured and normalcy is restored.
The Union has informed that to show its anguish and also to highlight the grievances of the people of TCL and seek justice for Lt. Tirong Aboh and all those people who have been mercilessly killed by militants has decided to organize sit in protest on 8th June. Further the AAPSU has also warned that it will intensify the protests and move the Union Home Ministry regarding the same.
The union has welcomed the decision of state government to handover assassination of MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others to the national investigation agency (NIA) and also to provide government job and ex gratia to the next kin of those killed.