ANYA condemns trespassing, destruction of properties by Assam officials

ITANAGAR, May 4: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has vehemently condemned the trespassing by Assam’s forest officials on Arunachal’s territory at Dullung Ramghat village, in Papum Pare district, on 3 May, and destroying public properties there.
In a press release, the association said the conduct of the officials of Assam violated the Supreme Court’s order to maintain the status quo along the interstate boundaries.
Stating that the government cannot remain a silent spectator to such incidents, the association demanded that the Arunachal government take up the matter with its Assam counterpart.
Assam’s forest personnel had earlier stopped the PMGSY road construction at Buka village, in Kimin circle of Papum Pare, on 9 March, and demolished the Kakoi Nyokum Yullo structure on 17 March, it said.
“After the Buka incident, we had submitted a representation to Home Minister Bamang Felix to take up the matter with the Assam government,” it said.
The association urged Chief Minister Pema Khandu to recruit sufficient numbers of forest guards and Arunachal Pradesh Police Battalion personnel, “so that sufficient force can be deployed in sensitive boundary areas to guard the interstate boundary.”
It said Assam’s police and forest officials make easy entry into Arunachal’s territory because of inadequate deployment of forest guards and police personnel along the boundary areas.