Arunachal Govt. Warns Student Union Digging a ‘Non-Issue’ Tibetan Rehabilitation

Following the series of agitation brought about in the headquarter of West Kemang district of Arunachal Pradesh by the members and supporters of a student union over the issue of Tibetan refugees, the state administration on Wednesday briefed in a press conference that the government will not allow any organization or student union to take law in their hands.

Spokesperson of the state government, Bamang Felix during the press conference warned the Students United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) that digging on a non issue, referring to the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy they have been protesting, and making an issue out it is not at all acceptable.

“We have the administration and system in place to deal with such unscrupulous activities. Digging a non issue and making it an issue is not acceptable and the government is duty bound to take appropriate action,” Felix said while addressing a press conference according to North East Now.

District Magistrate of West Kemang District of Arunachal Pradesh from Bomdila issued a prohibitory order under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) upon protests against Tibetan refugees by the Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) on Monday. The students group has been carrying out a protest against Tibetan refugees since the beginning of this month during which various shopkeepers were allegedly harassed. It led to widespread fear psychosis in the community.

The general secretary Suraj Ligu and convenor Tarh Rekam of the student union were detained after multiple complaints of complaints of extortion were received from traders and government officials and a case of attempt to extortion has been registered at the Naharlagun police station and the police are on the lookout for other accused persons as well.

“What had happened in West Kameng district is unfortunate and highly condemnable. Appropriate directions have been issued and people or organization disturbing in the peace and tranquillity of the state will be dealt with iron hands,” said the spokesperson adding that grievances of any group/ organization shall be resolved through available democratic means for which this Government is always ready and taking law and order into the hands shall be dealt with strictly as per law.

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