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Arunachal: NES & NLF appeal ANYA to call off its 36-hour bandh

The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Nyishi Legislators Forum (NLF) have appealed to the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) to call off its 36-hour Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) bandh scheduled for August 27-28th August.
Reportedly, the decision to urge the ANYA has come following a coordination meeting between the NLF and NES which was held here on Saturday, 22nd August.

The minutes of the meeting which has been doing rounds of social media reads, “After threadbare discussion on the charter of demands of ANYA; the house unanimously decided a one-point resolution to urge the ANYA to call off its 36-hour bandh call from 27th-28th August 2020 as the Govt has met almost all the demands of the ANYA failing which, NES shall initiate a further course of action as decided fit and proper.”

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However, for the first time in the state, police are planning to press drones into service to keep a vigil on the agitators during the 36 hrs bandh call given by ANYA from 27th Aug 2020, informed Chukhu Apa, IGP, Law and Order in a press briefing held at police headquarter on Thursday.

Informing about security arrangements, Mr. Apa said, “For the first time in the state we are going for evidence-based policing. We are extensively going to use drones for capturing videos, visuals, and we are arming the officers with body-worn cameras. We will also deploy, photographers, videographers, this will help us in the investigation of cases if there are many cases.”

Drones will be deployed in critical and vital installation areas, IGP added.
“We are going to take legal actions if people resort to violence, arson, etc. Apart from IPC, we have in AP Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 2014 and AP Prevention of Damage and Properties Act 2020,’’ the senior police official said.

36-hours bandh called by the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) from August 27 to press for their various demands, the Arunachal Pradesh Police on Thursday appealed to the association and its supporters not to resort to any kind of violence.

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