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Nido Tania`s death has brought national momentum against racism

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 23:26

Itanagar: The death of Nido Tania, Arunachal student who died after allegedly being beaten up in the Lajpat Nagar area of Delhi, has brought a national momentum against racism, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said on Thursday.
"Tania`s sacrifice has given strength to our cause and this is the opportune moment to ensure he becomes immortal by taking the issue to its logical conclusion," Tuki told a group of youths who have taken up the cause of Tania.

"I along with the MP have repeatedly spoken to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi which gave the momentum to the issue," Tuki said.

Stating that all sections of the people and political parties have joined the demand for an anti-racial law, he said "we will ensure that an independent agency conducts the probe, the guilty are brought to book soon and a strong anti-racial law is enacted."

Memorials for those who sacrificed their lives for Arunachal, including Tania would be built, he said.

Referring to the decades-long inter-state boundary problem since the NEFA days, Tuki claimed that his initiatives expedited the process for the Supreme Court-constituted one member Local Boundary Commission to submit its preliminary report.

"Assam and Arunachal are sisterly states and we cannot survive without Assam," he said.

Tuki said that he was constantly working with his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi to get the economic blockade against Arunchal Pradesh from the Assam side lifted but some anti-social elements and CPI(ML) had complicated the issue.

"I sincerely appeal to every Arunachalee to not act emotionally on both issues lest things go out of our hand," Tuki added.

First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 23:26
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