ITANAGAR: The impact of Tablighi Jamaat congregation by people belonging to a particular community in March last, was visible in Arunachal Pradesh with drivers and handymen of the same community being chased away by some people in the State.
Sangha Tagik, chairman of the Parsi-Parlo-based ‘Tani Taw Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd’, a wholesale dealer of PDS items for Kurung Kumey district, on Sunday alleged that Muslims are being chased away by civil society members from their work places forcing them to flee to neighbouring Assam.
A letter written by Kurung Kumey District Food & Civil Supply officer Chukhu Jirjo to the Deputy Commissioner on Saturday informed that drivers and handymen who had unloaded rice at Koloriang — the district headquarters — were beaten up by a group of youths between Sangram and Palin. The youths also damaged window panes of the truck. Out of fear, all the attacked drivers and handymen fled to Assam. As a result, the trucks are now stranded at Deed and Palin.
He also urged the DC to take up the matter with his counterparts at Kra-Dadi and Lower Subansiri to ensure the safety of drivers and handy men without which transporting essential commodities to the district would not be possible.
When contacted, Chief Secretary Narensh Kumar and IGP Chukhu Appa expressed concern over the matter and assured to instruct all DCs and SPs to act immediately.