Three individuals, including social activist Sol Dodum, were detained by the police under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act in Arunachal Pradesh. The other two individuals detained were Tana James and Taw Paul.
The trio was picked up from their residences on May 9th, after they declared a 72-hour bandh in the state starting from May 10th to May 12th. The preventive detention order was issued by the Arunachal Pradesh Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act by the District Magistrate.
According to the authorities, the bandh call was declared illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and the District Magistrate had also issued Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which prohibits the assembly of more than five people in one place.
The police have warned that strict action would be taken against anyone violating the law, except for genuine cases like medical emergencies.
The detention of the three activists has sparked protests, with a large number of people gathering in front of the Naharlagun Police Station to demand their release. They have also demanded to know the reason behind the detention.
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