‘Reach out to misguided youth and motivate them to return to mainstream society’: Governor

ITANAGAR, 22 Jun: Governor BD Mishra urged the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts to reach out to their misguided youth and motivate them to return to mainstream society.

He said that once they surrender, the youth will be given assistance as per the government rules.

The governor said this during a meeting with a delegation from Changlang district, led by Tirap Changlang Longding People’s Forum president N. Changmi, who called on the governor at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday, and shared their challenges and aspirations with him.

The governor appreciated the initiative of the Forum for rising against insurgency in the TCL region.

He opined that insurgency will not go away till people resist and rise against anti-national, anti-society and illegal activities by the insurgents.

“The government will work better, when the people cooperate with the administration and security forces,” he said.

The governor said that military operations are conducted only for the security of the people and the nation.

Mishra said that insurgency is the main problem and root cause of corruption, underdevelopment and insecurity of the three districts.

He exhorted the people of the three districts to oppose the extortions, kidnappings and other illegal activities of the militants coming from outside the state.

“The future of the people is with the government of Arunachal Pradesh. The people’s representatives in the state assembly and the community leaders must work for the underground elements coming over ground and join the mainstream of life,” he said.

The governor said that the people of the three districts should not allow the people from outside the state to mislead and misguide the people of TCL region with regard to their constitutional identity and independent tribal status.

He said that the people of the TCL region must be proud of their separate identity as bestowed by the Constitution of India. (PRO to Raj Bhavan)