Situation returning to normal at Namsai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 14:00
Itanagar: The situation at Namsai in Lohit district, scene of arson and clashes between locals and non-Arunachalees, is returning to normal today after Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Home Minister Tako Dabi visited the town on Monday.

Official sources said no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the district and the shoot at sight order along with other prohibitory orders were still in force.

The sub-divisional town witnessed mob violence since Saturday with non-Arunachalees demanding restoration of permanent residential certificates (PRC), which was revoked by the state government, and the locals resisting it.

Khandu during his visit yesterday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence and deployment of additional forces to bring the situation under total control.

Meanwhile, Lohit-Changlang Development Forum (LCDF), a body of Assamese settlers, has decided to suspend its agitational programmes following assurances given by Khandu.

“The CM assured the aggrieved people during his visit to the area that his government will take the final decision on the demand for PRC issuance within one month and appealed to us to abstain from resorting to any sort of agitation and to maintain tranquility in Namsai and Mahadevpur areas during the period,” LCDF president Subin Tayeng claimed.

“Accordingly, respecting the CM’s call we have decided to postpone all our proposed agitations, including the 24-hour Lohit-Changlang bandh on October 29 and the economic blockade, which was scheduled from November 1,” he said.

The Forum, however, threatened to resume the stir if the government failed to meet its demand for PRC within one month.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 14:00

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