Koloriang tense over Gaon Burha killing, agitators ransack SP office
Itanagar: The Nyishi Elite Society in its emergency executive body meeting held on Monday, expressed serious concern and univocally denounced the administration for inept and callous handling of the election process leading to large scale violence on the polling day on April 11 last in Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts.
The inept handling of polling in the districts lead to re-polling in six polling booths under Palin Assembly constituency, three in Nyapin constituency, three polling booths under Tali constituency and six polling booths Koloriang constituency, a press release informed. “Unfortunately, despite strict directive from the Chief Election Commission of India to take all necessary and adequate measures to ensure safety and security of voters, polling personnel and the materials and maintain law and order situation for free, fair and transparent fresh poll and prohibition of movement of people from other polling stations in the re-polling station as notified on April 22, the security arrangement in the re-polling stations and surrounding areas were not up to mark because of which a precious life of Bengia Tamang gaon burha of Pakpu village was lost in the pre-poll violence on April 25 last near Taba polling station under Damin administrative circle of Kurung Kumey district,” the NES said in a statement.
“At the nose of the administration; as appeared in the social media, fair re-poll could not be conducted at few polling stations. The traditional hanging bridges - vital connectivity, Jartam, Paachang and Rowa hanging bridges over River Kurung, Nyobia circle Kurung Kumey district and Sepa, Sanglum, Siyo and Tri-Tra hanging bridges over Kumey River in Tali circle has been snapped communication. The genuine voters were deprived of their right to vote in witness of the administration and the police authorities!” the NES said.
“We also strongly condemned the violation of prohibitory order restricting the movement of people from other polling station to re-polling station which led to law and order problems in the areas,” it added.
The NES, meanwhile, condemned in unequivocal terms the spurt of violence which led to loss of one precious life and snapping of suspension bridges in Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi Districts.
“The administration and police must arrest the culprits involved in the killing of Bengia Tamang and destruction of bridges and other means of communication,” the NES added.
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