AAPSU withdraws 24-hour Arunachal bandh

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Itanagar, Feb 28 (UNI) The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has suspended its 24-hour state-wide bandh tomorrow, called in protest against the government's failure to rescue the 19 youths, reportedly abducted by NSCN(K) outfit from Tirap district recently.

The decision was taken in the union's emergency meeting yesterday after the state government agreed to form a committee to delve into the details of the kidnapping episode and ensured safe release of the youths, sources said today.

The committee to be headed by Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin as chairman, will have four other elected representatives from Tirap and Changlang districts as members, two representatives from AAPSU, DIG East besides Tirap Deputy Commissioner and superintendent of police as member secretary.

AAPSU general secretary while welcoming the government's decision, further threatened that the union would pull back its members from the said committee if it fails to rescue the youths within a week and would continue with its agitation.

The apex students' body of the state in its first phase of agitation had called for 12-hour state-wide bandh on February 20 last marring the Statehood Day celebration.

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