FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, February 5: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has strongly condemned the arrest of two innocent local tribal women mely Nido Yakum and Bini Yujum from Dullungmukh under Lower Subansiri District by Assam police from their agricultural field within the territory of Aruchal Pradesh.
The NES urged the state government, particularly the Home Department to take immediate steps to secure release of two innocent women as they are neither crimil nor committed any crime.
The women were arrested on January 29 last and presently lodged at district jail in North Lakhimpur in Assam.
"They were picked up suddenly from their agriculture land owned by them within the boundary of Aruchal Pradesh. It is reported that both of them have been falsely booked under various section of the Forest Act and charged under non bailable offence. This is sheer injustice, inhuman and a complete violation of human rights on the part of the Assam police," the NES stated in a release.
They questioned as to how the women folk had been arrested without the woman police, manhandled and put behind the bar.
"We would like to draw the attention of the Women Commission of both the state of Assam and Aruchal Pradesh and also the tiol Women Commission as well as the ST & SC Commission for the atrocities meted to those two innocent women by the Assam Police," they added.
The NES earnestly appealed the people of Assam to prevail upon Government of Assam to release these two innocent women keeping in view the importance of maintaining peaceful relation between the two neighbouring state.
Further they urged state government to ensure safe release within one week and also ensure tribal ownership right over agricultural land.
Meanwhile, the All Lower Subansiri District Students Union (ALSDSU) on Wednesday visited Dollungmukh to assess the situation after two local women were reportedly arrested by Assam Forest officials from their cultivating land. Condemning the arrest of the women, ALSDSU appealed to the Assam forest official to release the arrested women. It further requested the state government to intervene to ensure their early release and to allay the prevailing border tension.