Itanagar: Cutting across political lines, all members of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday condemned the death of Nido Taniam in New Delhi and unanimously resolved to impress upon the Centre to pass a strong Anti-Racial Act in Parliament.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, responding to a private member`s resolution brought by Congress member Bamang Felix, gave an account of Taniam`s killing on January 30 last and subsequent steps taken by the state government.
He informed the House that the death had not only rocked the state but the entire nation, and the country stood behind Arunachal Pradesh.
"The Centre, responding to the plea of the state government, handed over the case to the CBI for investigation besides constituting a committee to look into the issues confronting the people of North East in Delhi," Tuki said.
Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family Welfare Nido Pavitra, who is the father of Taniam, demanded enacting a strong anti-racial law and exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the killing of his son.
Earlier, while moving the resolution, Felix asked when the entire country unequivocally condemned the incident, why such an Act couldn`t be passed by Parliament.
Nido died after he was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in New Delhi following an altercation sparked by their taunts on his hairstyle.
The House also adopted another private member`s resolution brought by Congress MLA Karya Bagang and resolved to initiate steps with the Centre for setting up of oil storage depots at Bhalukpong, Likabali, Pasighat, Roing, Namsai, Miao, Deomali and Kanubari to minimise the problems of the people during economic blockades or bandhs imposed by organisations in neighbouring Assam.