DIGBOI: Finally, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Bordumsa Subdivision in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh acted firmly against the ‘unpermitted’ political activities in several places involving the gathering of common people, much ahead of the state election slated to be held in 2024.
According to the official prohibitory order (B/JUD-09/2017) issued by ADC Bordumsa on November 17, 2023, some persons were indulging in conducting political meetings without prior permission from the competent authority. 'Such political meetings without proper permission are illegal and may create a law-and-order situation and a breach of peace and tranquilly in the area,” reads the official notification within the subdivisional jurisdiction of the district.
'Non-compliance with the said order would be treated as a direct violation of Section 188 of the IPC, and strict action would be initiated against the defaulter as per the relevant provisions of the laws and rules in force,’ cautions the copy of the government order.
Meanwhile, the official sources, when asked about the immediate reason at the backdrop of the step, said that innocent people were being misled over a period of time by a section of vested interests to grind their political axe at the cost of possible risks to law and order.
“Unless the Election Commission of India or the State Election Commission allows, we cannot entertain anyone to hold such public rallies without obtaining proper permission,” said an official on the condition of anonymity. It is pertinent to add here that earlier on Friday morning, a similar mass meeting at Goju village was sabotaged by the active interference of local villagers.
Later, in the afternoon, the event had to be organized at nearby Rajanagar village reportedly without required official permission, wherein the former MLA Nikh Kamin was seen addressing the media, claiming to have inducted around 150 families into his party, chiefly from Singpho and Khamti communities belonging to the BJP and Independent Camp.