Itanagar: Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly capital Itanagar, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Monday organised a protest rally and submitted a seven-point memorandum to Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma.
The rally which started from Akashdeep Complex and culminated at Zero Point Tinali, was participated by over 500 party workers.
However, police prohibited the members to reach the Raj Bhawan and instead allowed a nine-member team to submit the memorandum.
The memorandum, a copy of which was made available to the media, seeking the governor's intervention on the "serious law and order problem", demanded immediate resignation of Home Minister Tanga Byaling for his alleged failure to contain growing crimes in the state capital as well as in other parts of the state.
The other demands of the BJYM includes, urgent measures to contain law and order problems, to put a halt on fraudulent diversion of development funds, early restoration of NH 52-A, proper road connectivity at state capital with urgent initiative for subways and to put a ban on mass political transfer and postings.
While receiving the memorandum on behalf of the governor, his secretary Shurbir Singh informed the representatives that the Raj Bhawan was keeping a watch on the law and order problems and challenges of the state, and official communique said.
Singh also informed that recently the governor had given his assent to the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014 which provides for preventive detention of anti-social elements and habitual offenders in order to maintain public order.
He urged the civil society to come forward and share cases of any unlawful activities like extortion with the police and district authorities.