ANSU Bandh witnessed a few Vandalism Yet overall ended Peacefully
By Jon Pebi Tato
STATE: The capital of the Land of dawn-lit mountain awoke the people from their deep slumber, the over-turned cat-napping sleep woke up to see how the streets had been thronged.
The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) had called a 12-hour long 'capital bandh' in the Itanagar Capital Region today on 23rd of November 2021, in order to put forward their two demands viz: (1)Immediate Transfer of Present Commissioner (Education), Niharika Rai from the State and (2)Immediate dropping of the criminal case against the Team ANSU.
The bandh commenced from Morning 5 am to 5 pm in the evening.
The captivating event occur when the mobs completely vandalized the vehicle near the Civil secretariat. As per the SPACE reporter Emma, One Scorpio and an APST City bus were seen completely overturned and burned.
"The Chief Secretary is responsible for this vandalism" bellowed people from the crowd.
Earlier in the morning hour, one vehicle was also seen overturned at "0" Point, Itanagar.
The entire bandh call was precisely for the two aforesaid demands. (1) Immediate transfer of the present Commissioner of Education, Niharika Rai. (2)Dropping of criminal charges against the team ANSU.
Nabam Dodum President ANSU expressed that he and his union have been disheartened by the FIR lodged against them which seemed totally un-lawful and also feel dejected by the state government's stand on the sanctity of ANSU.
ANSU Asst Finance Secy Charpo Taffo Sonam while leading the Team ANSU in the Nirjuli-Lekhi area of ICR informed the SPACE that the genesis of this bandh can be traced back to the failure of the government's step to overlook the Fourteen Points, Submitted to the Hon'ble Education Minister Taba Tedir.
"Yeh trailer he ,kal ko asli picture ko dekhlijiye" stated Sonam while speaking to the SPACE Media.
The magistrate on duty informed the SPACE that the jurisdiction under Banderdewa-Karsingsa-Nirjuli-Lekji has been peaceful and no report on any such vandalism has been heard and witnessed.
Itanagar Capital had witnessed much crowd wherein the Media personnel were also being warned by both the forces and the mobs.
"I am sorry from the team ANSU if our volunteers have made any such remark on the media but this happens in such situation, we must all understand, but in future, we shall see to it more carefully" stated Dodum (President, ANSU)
The Chief Secretary had securely left the office while the mobs were busy storming the vehicle, this further ignited the crowd, however amicably thwarted by the forces stationed outside the civil secretariat.
The 12-hour bandh call ended successfully, no persons were reported harmed, apart from the vandalism of the vehicle, there was no report of any destruction of any building or infrastructure. The students who had exams were allowed and the emergency services like Ambulance moved freely without hindrance.
The mobs dispersed the area as per the timing i.e 5 pm when the President ANSU called off the bandh.
Meanwhile, in Nirjuli the bandh call was called off by ANSU Audit Secy Chera Tachung with beautiful and inspiring words.
Jon Pebi Tato, Managing Editor, The SPACE