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Arunachal Minister refutes BJP


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Itanagar: The Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday appealed to the BJP to refrain from accusing the state government without knowing the facts and realising the steps initiated by the Home department to maintain law and order.

Criticising the Opposition, the Congress said the state unit of the BJP had even gone as far as terming the situation as breakdown in law and order and accusing the state government of it, according to release issued by parliamentary secretary for Home Gadam Ete here today.

Commenting on forceful collection of donations and extortions from market reportedly by some people, the government said the situation in the past few days could not be labelled as ‘breakdown of law and order’.

Despite the fact, the capital administration and police made all out efforts to ensure security and instil confidence in the people as well as the business communities. A flagmarch with police and magistrates was carried out on November 22 evening by DC and SP.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) also issued a press note condemning the act of extortion and denying its role in such anti-social activities.

Since the market associations and the shopowners were not willing to open their establishment in spite of repeated appeals by district administration, deployment of police, patrolling by magistrates and police officers from November 21 onwards, flagmarch by DC, SP and others from November 22 onwards were some of the steps initiated by the government to open the market, it added.

The attempt was again made on November 23 morning to open the shops by announcing through the public announcing system and through foot march by DC, SP and other officers along with police personnel.

However, the situation in the state capital was completely normal at the moment. The district administration, police and Home department were still very much vigilant and monitoring the situation round the clock.

It was worth mentioning here the unfortunate turn of events due to the AAPSU elections scheduled at Ziro in Lower Subansiri and its reported subsequent postponement.

The government does not have anything to say in the internal matters of the Union.

However, the turn of events that created hurdles in the normal functioning of day-to-day life of the common citizens that disturbed their peace, safety and security was a matter of concern.

While remaining aloof from the internal matters of AAPSU, the government, however, will not allow any sort of untoward situation triggered by its internal matters that would hamper normal life of the citizens.

The government is also concerned over the possessions of a huge number of arms by AAPSU delegates in the run-up to the Union’s elections now reportedly postponed at Ziro recently.

A total number 342 licensed arms were officially seized by the Ziro police, including firearms like, pistol three, 12 bore SBBL gun nine, .22 pistol three, .22 revolver two and .22 riffles.

AAPSU is very unfortunate and condemnable from every section of the society, the parliamentary secretary said.

The state government appealed to the state unit of BJP, NGOs, student’s organizations, business communities and the citizens to cooperate with the administration and police to maintain law and order for peace, safety and security of all, it added. (UNI)


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