Club condemns attempt to defame social activist

ITANAGAR, Oct 27: The Ganga Youth Club (GYC) under the Ganga-Chemi panchayat here has strongly condemned the attempt to defame social activist and prominent political leader of the area, Techi Nera, by a section of people on social media.

Also, recently, one Tame Menia Tarh, wife of Tame Takiang Tarh, whose house in Lor Putung was burnt down by miscreants, lodged an FIR against Techi Nera. Expressing shock over it, the GYC said the FIR has been lodged on the basis of rumour, hearsay and allegation to tarnish the image of Nera.

“He was already attending a family meeting to resolve another land issue around that time. So, alleging of convening a meeting on the same location and on the same date is totally false and fabricated. People should refrain from attempt to paint the whole incident as a battle between two clans,” the GYC said.

It urged the people to remember the contributions of Techi Nera towards the state, in particular towards the Nyishi community, before making baseless allegations.

“During his tenure as the president of the ANSU, he was instrumental in handling important issues of the community as well as of the state. Some of his major contributions include unification of the Nyishis of Upper Subansiri, establishment of the western divisional commissioner’s office in Yachuli, establishment of Papum Pare district HQ Yupia, the Dikrong bridge (Pare bridge), initiation of Dafla to Nyishi movement, etc,” stated the GYC.

It urged people not to further inflate tension by writing fabricated messages on social media without any proof and evidence.

“This will create social disharmony and confusion. We appeal to such people not to play with the sentiment of the people of the capital complex in particular and Papum Pare as a whole, who donated the entire land for capital complex without claiming any compensation in the greater interest of the state,” it said.

The GYC also urged the law enforcing agencies to give punishment to persons or groups “who are misusing social media without an iota of fact.”

It also discouraged people from taking the law into their own hands, and appealed to them to not use social media to inflame the situation.