Govt urge students to call off bandh in Itanagar

Last Updated: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:56

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday requested the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) to call off its proposed 36-hour capital bandh from September 12 next for the greater interest of the common people particularly the daily wage earners and students.

Chief Minister’s Political Secretary Bamang Tago in a statement cited that in the backdrop of monsoon creating havoc in form of flood and natural calamity, it would be tough time for all to fight against the nature’s fury at times of emergency if the bandh is being affected.

“This is the period of school examinations and there are many schools which are conducting second semester examinations these days,” Tago said while appealing the Union to call off the bandh so that the academic activities of the students are not affected.
The ANSU has called the bandh in protest against the failure of the state government to fulfill its demands within the prescribed deadline.

Its demands include, immediate arrest of culprits involved in the May 27 murder of an engineering student at Legi complex here, appointment of an independent home minister among others.

The government is taking every care to ensure fulfillment of the student body demands, he said.
It is for our own good and overall benefit of the people that issues are sorted out as soon as possible.

“But at times certain things are beyond the control of even a government,” Tago said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:56

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