FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, April 3: The All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today condemned the remark made by Home Minister Tanga Byaling branding all unions in the state as ‘extortionists’. The apex students’ body of the state decided to extend its unconditiol support to All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) in its crusade against installation of pre-paid energy meters (PPEMs) in the twin capital cities.
While condemning Byaling for trying to suppress the voice of unions and organizations, which are in the interest of common people not for any individual, the union said that it was the legitimate right of every individual and organization to raise their concern over any initiative taken by government which is in contrast to the interest of common people.
“The arbitrary ture of the government can be seen from the mere fact that they tried to arrest the ANSU president and his team from Aruchal Press Club during a press conference,” added the statement. Meanwhile, the All Aruchal Pradesh Border Students Union (AAPBSU) has strongly condemned the statement made by Byaling.
“He is misusing his power and misguiding the police force of the state and is treating himself like a dictator and using the police force to detain members of students unions and organizations who are trying to raise their voices against corruption and are working for the welfare of masses,” AAPBSU president Atung Ta said in a statement.
“AAPBSU condemns his immature statements and he should show evidence where it shows unions and organizations are extortionist, and if he cannot hold the responsibility of law and order of the state he should morally tender his resigtion rather than blaming us,” said Ta. “If he is really strong and a capable minister, why are the murderers, robbers, extortionists and crimils roaming at large in our state” Why does he hesitate to shows his power upon these crimils? Despite deploying police force to b the crimils he is deploying force to play useless games of hide and seek with the unions and organization,” alleged Ta.
“For the past one month we have been raising our voice against the state government for creation of 977 posts of AAPBn 3rd batch, for security reasons related to the various borders areas of our state. These areas are sharing boundaries with our neighboring countries and the locals are facing hurdles throughout their life,” lamented union’s general secretary Bei Tach.
“Administrative reforms and cabinet approval for the issue had already been cleared during the reign of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu but the current state government is showing no interest towards this and is disrespecting the sentiments of the masses along the border areas,” he added.