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Rijiju calls for restoring peace in the border district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

ITAGAR, May 9: Union Minister for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday reached Tawang to take stock of the situation after the firing incident on May 2 last.

After visiting the police station to assess the damages caused to the police post, Rijiju later also had an interaction with the families and relatives of the deceased and injured besides the lamas.

While expressing grief over the unfortute incident, he assured that all their demands and grievances put forward would be definitely placed before the chief minister and further assured of a follow up action, an official report said here today.

While assuring that no interference would be allowed during the course of enquiry, the minister asserted that justice would be served and those found guilty would be punished.

However, he requested for their cooperation in bringing back peace in the region and said that cooperation and not confrontation is the need of the hour and that middle path is the route to salvation.

Rijiju also had a meeting with the peace committee and the joint action working committee.

While reiterating on the importance of civil society in difficult times, he expressed his happiness on their genuine and voluntary efforts to diffuse the tense situation.

Requesting for their cooperation in gaining back the confidence of the public, Rijiju said that all efforts should be put in to bring back the glory the region which is otherwise known for its spiritual background and peace.

He also appealed that sanctity of the institution of the Abbot of mostery be respected and a conducive environment should be created so it does not disturb the scheduled visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during the end of this year, the report added.

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