'Bandh' Blues for Residents of Arunachal's Itanagar, Life Hits Paralysis Mode

'Bandh' Blues for Residents of Arunachal's Itanagar, Life Hits Paralysis Mode

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Itanagar, February 28, 2020:

The 12 hour Itanagar bandh called by ANYA (All Nyishi Youth Association) that began earlier today at 5 am in the morning has paralysed life in the capital complex on Friday. The bandh will continue till 5 pm.

"People are choosing to stay indoors because the people are following the 'bandh'. If people go outside in their vehicles, there is the possibility that they will be vandalized. Thus, this bandh has brought life to a standstill in the area", Ami Nathung, a resident of Itanagar, told Inside Northeast.

Early in the morning at 6 am, the ISBT bus terminal wore a deserted look due to the bandh. At the Naharlagun Railway station, Donyi Polo train passengers were stranded.

The situation turned tense in the popular Ganga Nagar market hops are closed in Ganga market, after stones were pelted on a car. Subsequently, all shopping malls were closed down.

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The bandh called by ANYA pressing various demands including suspension and arrest of then top officials of Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board ( APSSB) who were relieved from their respective posts after APSSB fiasco.

Major business establishments, petrol pumps, and financial institutions have been closed down due to the bandh and the movement of vehicles along the roads has been stalled.

It may be mentioned here that the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has called for a 12-hour ‘bandh’ on February 28 to oppose the Arunachal State Government’s inaction to its constant demands to probe the job scandals of the state Staff Selection Board (APSSB) and the border dispute with neighboring Assam.

The tribal body has cited the Pema Khandu-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s “apathy” towards their demand of scrapping the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board. According to the Nyishi association, the board is “filled with corrupt officers.”

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Feb 28, 2020