Arunachal not to bow down to insurgent threats
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 00:16
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday asserted that it would not be cowed down by any threat from insurgent outfits to the democratically elected government.

"The state government will not bow down to any diktat by any rebel outfit and continue to strive for the all-round development of its people," Home Minister Tako Dabi informed the assembly.

Responding to question raised by NCP MLA Ralom Borang during zero hour discussion, Dabi expressed concern over the "directive issued by the NSCN (K) asking all ministers and MLAs of Tirap and Changlang districts to withdraw their support from the government" in a local daily.

A 'discreet inquiry' is being conducted to find out the authenticity of the letter which was published in the daily.

While the letter, purported to have been issued by the NSCK (K), was emailed from a UK-based server and contained the signature of 'S S Khaplang, President of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland, Dabi expressed doubt at the authenticity of the letter. The letterhead did not match with the outfit's original one, according to him.

Immediately after the publication of the letter, the security of MLAs of both the districts was beefed up with the DGP monitoring the situation. Moreover, the security deployment in those districts had also been increased substantially, Dabi disclosed.

Describing the matter as a national issue, Dabi said Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has written to the union home ministry on the matter, while he himself has spoken to the central leaders, after which "the union home ministry directed the Ceasefire Monitoring Group to initiate inquiry into the matter immediately."

Disclosing that the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the prime minister is taking up the issue, the HM said he hoped that concrete action on the matter would be initiated soon.

Responding to the discussions, the chief minister said that ceasefire is not extended to Arunachal and if any group violates its law would take its own course.


First Published: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 00:16

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