Saturday, November 8, 2008

Peace talk with TMPK in Pasighat to defuse tension

The Arunachal Times,November 08
PASIGHAT, Nov 07: To maintain peace, social harmony and tranquility, a ‘peace talk’ was held at Ruksin today between ABK (East Siang Unit) delegates and TMPK executive body members and its allied groups to find out an acceptable solution to defuse the tension raised due to Demou firing incident occurred on Nov 3 last.
In the meeting the TMPK consented to withdraw ban on “Bus and Sumo services” only and allowed to ply over NH-52A from Pasighat – Itanagar carrying candidates for interviews, students’ movement for unions/organizations, participants for Indigenous Youth Festival’08 and patients for medical treatments and left the final decision for permanent withdrawal of bandh to their central executive committee.
It was also resolved that both the TMPK and ABK with the supports of youths and students unions/ organizations jointly would urge the West Siang District Administration in particular and the Arunachal Pradesh Govt in general to immediately arrest the culprits, involved in the firing incident.
The president and general secretary (ABK East Siang district unit) alongwith president ABYK and secretary ABSU further urged the president TMPK Naresh Kumbang to withdraw economic blockage to bring normalcy for the larger interest of innocent people of Arunachal Pradesh and to arrange for a joint meeting with the Central Executive Body of TMPK at the earliest with the representatives of all three affected districts, East Siang, West Siang and Upper Siang for permanent peace settlement between Mishing and Aruna-chalees. Reports H K Roy, IPR
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