APYC defers dharna after release of detainees

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 30: The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) on Tuesday postponed its scheduled dharna after the release of eighteen detainees, who were arrested in connection with the state-wide 72 hours bandh call.

The decision to postpone the dharna at Tennis court IG Park was taken after Capital DC Talo Potom on assured to release the detainees, APYC President Tarh Jhony said.

The APYC appealed to the home department to release the rest of the detainees at the earliest, to avoid any kind of public unrest.

Appealing the ruling government to refrain from using acts against the innocent people, who have nothing to do with the bandh call and stop practice of pick and choose detention; the youth wing of the Congress claimed that creation of APUAPA was agreed by the MLAs and council of ministers who are with the present BJP government.

Speaking to this daily, the DC informed that the release was executed under the recommendation of home department and advisory board of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014.

In due course of time the rest of the detainees would be released with the convenience of board and department of home, he assured.

Informing that as per the earlier notice served to the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee (PAJSC) Chairman Techi Puru, member Tadak Nalo and Nari Shakti member Teli Yamang to surrender themselves before the police, Potom added that the properties of trio has been already identified, which would be seized soon.

As National People’s Party and APYC and All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) appealed to the DA to show leniency upon the detainees and the members of PAJSC, the DC said that there is no question of showing leniency, everyone has to follow the existing laws.

The administration had issued preventive detention orders under section 3 of the APUAPA against the bandh callers and supporters for their active participation, he said with conviction.

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