ANSU demands replacement of state CS for being anti-Nyishi

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Itanagar, Oct 8 (UNI) The All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) would resort to a 12-hour bandh here on October 15 next followed by a 24-hour bandh in five Nyishi dominated districts on October 22, if Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary(CS) Tabom Bam was not replaced by October 13.

ANSU's demand came in the wake of an alleged anti-Nyishi community attitude by the chief secretary.

Addressing a press conference here today, ANSU president Likha Taji said the ANSU met Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on Saturday last to discuss the issue but the government had failed to come out with any concrete decision to take action against the CS.

''We will not move an inch from our stand and will continue with the proposed agitation till our demand was fulfilled,'' Mr Taji said adding that the CS had been ''misusing'' his office against a community instead of representing the state as a whole.

The union's movement is against the chief secretary for misusing his office against Nyishi community, Mr Taji observed.

Referring to the September 20 meeting between the Centre, representatives of Nyishi Elite Society and ANSU, Mr Taji pointed out that when the Union Secretary of Tribal Affairs had categorically stated in the meeting that his visit was to discuss over the nomenclature change from 'Dafla to Nyishi', there was no reason for the chief secretary to ilute the demand by raising the issue of nomenclature change of Galong.

''The sabotage plan of the emotive issue of 'Nyishi' by the present chief secretary is highly condemnable and in future any miscarriage of the issue arises he shall be held responsible,'' Mr Taji said adding that the community was deeply hurt with the chief secretary's statements.


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