ITANAGAR: Hundreds of people from different walks of life joined a mass peaceful protest rally organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Delimitation Demand Committee (APDDC) from Nyokum Lapang to Tennis Court, Itanagar, demanding immediate implementation of the delimitation process in the State as per the Delimitation Act, 2002.
Speaking to media, APDDC chairman advocate Regum Nabam informed that the committee is demanding immediate implementation of the 'Delimitation Act, 2002' in the State for equal democratic right, equal and proportional representation for both Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies.
Nabam informed that a PIL has been already filed to implement the delimitation process in the State as per the Delimitation Act, 2002. "Assam has already started its process, whereas Arunachal Pradesh is yet to implement it, so we urge the State Government to initiate this process for equal rights and equal opportunities", the APDDC chairman added.
Further, he also warned that if needed, the APDDC will resort to a hunger-strike. "The entire country is enjoying the delimitation rights except for the Northeastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. However, Assam has started its process," Nabam said.
He added that the State is being deprived by its own Governments since the time of the Congress and the BJP is also doing so now.
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