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NES slams Rajkhowa for 'cow slaughter' issue

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, Jan 30: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) on Friday criticized Governor J P Rajkhowa for citing ‘cow slaughter’ as a sign of complete collapse of law and order in Aruchal Pradesh while recommending imposition of President rule in the state. “The governor tried to wrongly project the mithun as cow to mislead the masses, especially, the outsiders. Mithun (Bos-frontalis) is different from cow (Bos-taurus) and slaughter of mithun for feasting in any public gathering is common in Abo-Tani group of tribes in the state comprising, Nyishi, Adi, Galo, Tagin, Apatani and their sub-tribes. This would be another silly reason to ascribe to the President Rule, NES President Bengia Tolum said in a statement.

He said, during the course of political dissidence, both the political groups feasted mithun as a matter of course. Mithun (not cow) is reared by every household for rituals, marriage, social events and programmes in the state.

While terming promulgation of Central rule in the state as the ‘murder of democracy’, the NES said that popular outrage against the governor by staging peaceful dhar for his erratic action cannot be construed as law and order problem in a democratic set-up.

“Imposition of Presidents Rule on a patch work and flimsy ground has exhibited the rrow mindset of the governor, MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju and Prime Minister rendra Modi. We demand immediate revocation of Article 356 from the state,” Tolum said.

He further said that the people of the state have been maintaining cordial and cohesive relations with all the communities of the state including people from neighbouring Assam.

“We have never acted on commul lines but propagating the pan Aruchal mission religiously in contributing towards tiol integration. Whereas, Rajkhowa in connivance with Rijiju are in all out efforts to disturb the congenial atmosphere by playing commul politics in the state,” he added.

Referring to the alleged link of bam Tuki and other ministers with underground elements, the NES categorically said that in case of any proven link as alleged by the governor, there is existing law in place to take care of.

“Insurgency problem in the eastern districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding is a three decades old problem and has not emerged recently all of a sudden creating series of law and order problems like killings, abduction and extortion,” Tolum pointed out. Expressing resentment over the governor’s allegation that Tuki had funded the NES and community students’ organizations purportedly fingering at All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), Tolum demanded Rajkhowa to withdraw his allegation or substantiate with evidence to prove himself that he is not a liar.

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