From Our Correspondent
Itanagar, April 20: Aggrieved by the lackadaisical attitude of state government over its demands, the Galo Students Union (GSU) has decided to carry on with its 4th phase of democratic agitation in due course of time. This decision was taken by the union during an executive meet held under the chairmanship of GSU president Binya Ronya after a 48-hour bandh – its third phase of agitation – called by the union across the Galo-inhabited areas of Upper Subansiri, West and East Siang districts from April 17 ended on Wednesday.
The union had exempted movement of private vehicles and local vendors to lessen the inconvenience faced by the general public, but most vehicles were off the roads in support of the agitation. Almost all government establishments remained closed during the bandh period. There were no reports of untoward incidents apart from the police picking up two young activists in Basar. Alleging that the activists were assaulted without any provocation, the GSU demanded initiation of disciplinary action against the officer-in-charge of Basar police station.
The demands of GSU include immediate functioning and posting of a DC and SP at Likabali, Lower Siang, non-exclusion of any part under 28th Nari Koyu Assembly Constituency from Lower Siang district, and Cabinet approval as well as creation of Leppa Rada district.