BORDUMSA: Violence marked the first day of the 72 hours Lekang Chakka bandh call rendered jointly by various PRC demanding Non-APST organizations at Mahadevpur-Namsai Tinali under Mahadevpur Police Station in Namsai District wherein several Parshuram Kund devotees’ sustained injury besides damaging the window panes of the bus carrying passengers here this afternoon.
According to police sources, around thirty-five Parsuram Kund bound devotees of Margherita area in Tinsukia District were heading towards their sacred destination in a bus bearing registration number AS06-1097 when they were suddenly attacked by a group of unidentified masked miscreants emerging out of bushes along the Mahadevpur Road pelting stones upon the vehicles.
Talking to the media-persons, some of the pilgrims on their return lamented the role of the security forces deployed in the area of indifferent attitude while the perverted act was being committed in the broad day light under the noose of the police and crpf personnels. The devotees meanwhile somehow escaping the site reported to the nearby Bordumsa Police station had to later returned back disappointed.
The cause of the incident could however be understood at the back drop of the 72 hours Lekang bandh which commenced from 5 am today till the 15th next. The bandh call has been called by various non APST organizations including United People Movement of Lekang, All Lekang Area Youth Association, Deori Tribal Area Association demanding immediate fulfillment of the assurance of the Arunachal Government of conferring PRC to the Non APST people residing in Arunachal including those in Lekang Circle of Namsai District.
Meanwhile, the Namsai district administration vides order No. No.Nms/ Judi-135/2017dated 11th Juanuary 2019 declaring the bandh call ‘illegal under law’ clamped sec 144 in the area further cautioning that in case any damage or destruction to public or private properties would be realized and recovered from the agitators.
It is pertinent to add here that Parsuram Kund nested in the lower reaches of the Lohit River is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage center in Arunachal Pradesh situated on the Brahmaputra plateau. The Kund has been recognized as a pilgrim spot, visited by a large number of devotees from across the globe wherein on every maker Sankranti (Indian Harvest festival) , the devotees come to take a holy dip in the sacred river.
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