Saturday, November 8, 2008

TMPK's economic-blockade continues,plea for normalcy


The Assam Tribune,November 8,2008
Itanagar, Nov 7 – The Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has urged the State Government to take up ‘time-bound measures’ for bringing back peace and tranquility in violence-hit Pale and Dimo villages of West Siang district bordering Assam’s Dhemaji district. Amid the lingering border dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh that remains a major cause of concern for the people of both neighbouring States, things turned volatile recently after villagers from both States were involved in offensive acts over the past few days.The State BJYM along with its Kisan Morcha and West Siang district BJP, in a joint representation to the State chief secretary, urged upon the government to initiate ‘prompt’ and ‘concrete’ mechanism to find a solution to the issues of border disputes. BJYM president Chau Ambika Enling came down heavily on the Congress-ruled government in the State for allegedly keeping silence on the matter, and failing to formulate any time-bound policy in handling the issues of border dispute.The All Arunachal Pradesh Maxi Cab Association has expressed its torment over the recent dispute between the Assam-Arunachal villagers near Likabali which resulted in road blockade by an angry mob from Assam. The Association’s president Takar Goi appealed to the Assam Government, especially Dhemaji district administration to persuade the agitators not to harass their fellow Arunachali commuters traveling by the said route. He also appealed to the Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to initiate necessary steps for settlement of ongoing dispute through dialogues to give peace a chance to prevail upon both sides of Assam-Arunachal border.
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