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Arunachal not to bow down to insurgent threats

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
"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
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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