MLA Techi Kaso Appeals ANYA to Defer Bandh Call Fortnight
By Asin Charu
ITANAGAR: Itanagar MLA Shri Techi Kaso appealed the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) for deferment of their proposed 48 hours bandh w.e.f 18th of January, 2022.
On 15 January 2022, ANYA via a local media—Arunbhoomi, declared another 48 hours bandh call w.e.f from 18th January 2022, prompting the release of detainees under custody of the police department from their preceding 36 hours bandh which commenced on 13th of January 5:00 am and concluded on 14th of January 5:00 pm.
In Chief Secretary’s absence, the meeting proceeded under the chairmanship of Home Secretary and concluded with recommendations from all attending stakeholders including Itanagar MLA, IMC Mayor, Home Secretary, and Corporators, to government, for consideration.
Itanagar MLA Shri Techi Kaso appealed ANYA to adjourn the bandh call for a 15-31 days duration, citing several reasons; one being--- the repercussions which would reflect on the lives of estimated 2-lakhs population centered in the capital, among which are daily wage workers, small business owners and common people. Another; major hospitals established in the ICR where numerous inter-district patients refer to for treatment and, the upsurge in new covid cases.
Issues regarding the compensation for destruction of public properties during and post Bandh Calls were also discussed forbye, a resolution on the formation of a new committee in order to ameliorate the Bandh Culture in state.
Update on the detainees
ICR DC Talo Potom informed, the detainees shall be released under section 15 of the National Security Act, 1980, on the grounds of temporary detention based on the report obtained from police department on the recommendation of Home department.
Press Statement by Nyishi Elite Society (NES)
The other night, NES released a press statement quoting the issue of detention of ANYA members during and after the course of 36 hours bandh. It held that all innocent detainees shall be released with immediate effect notwithstanding however, those involved in criminal conspiracies in which case further proper investigation may be done.
NES further appealed ANYA, as stated in the press release, “to call off the 48 Hours Bandh” to avoid “further harassment” to the common people.
NES solicited the Government and ANYA to sit for roundtable and resolve the impasse; further specifying that no further press statements shall be made with “Communal Overtures” on the issue, for “ensuring peace and tranquility” in the state.