ANSU withdraws proposed stir

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Itanagar, Oct 13 (UNI) The All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) today withdrew its proposed bandh call from October 15 as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Tabom Bam was proceeding on long leave.

The ANSU earlier,had announced a series of movement demanding immediate removal of the CS for his alleged 'anti-Nyishi' attitude.

The student body alleged that Mr.Bam was trying to sabotage the process of nomenclature change of the Nyishi community from 'Dafla to Nyishi' in the Schedule Tribe list of the state.

Talking to mediapersons here, ANSU president Likha Taji while quoting a communication from Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu last night said that honouring the sentiments of the students' body, the state government had sent Mr. Bam on long leave and put Home and Development Commissioner K K Sharma in his place. ''The state government had fulfilled our one-point demand of removal of Mr Bam from his post and therefore, we have decided to call off our proposed series of agitational programmes,'' he said. Meanwhile, the state government had constituted a high-power fact finding committee with Rural Works Department (RWD) Minister Chowna Mein as its Chairman and Rural Development Minister Tanga Byling, Education Minister Tatar Kipa, legislators Thajam Aboh and Kameng Dolo as members to look into the fiasco between the CS and ANSU asking to submit its report within three months.

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