Proposed Capital Complex bandh in Arunachal illegal: DM

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Itanagar, Oct 11 (UNI) The proposed 12-hour Capital Complex bandh on October 13 called by the Arunachal Pradesh Consumers' Association (APCA) here was ''unlawful and illegal'', according to District Magistrate(DM) Padmini Singla today.

The magistrate had directed the APCA to abstain from any act that might violate the rights, liberty, safety as well as security of the common citizens, according to official sources.

She further asked the APCA to take up the issues with the appropriate authorities to arrive at a solution instead of causing inconvenience to the people, sources informed.

Earlier, the state government had cleared its stand, stating that frequent bandh calls not only hit state's developmental activities but also affected the common people, who suffered the most.

The APCA has called the 12-hour bandh on various issues including the price rise on essential commodities, power supply, road-tax and others.

Meanwhile, the association said it would continue its agitation till their demands were met by the state government.

While informing that bandh would be enforced as scheduled, the APCA has kept ambulances, milk vans, school buses, press, police and magistrates on duty's and pharmacies out of the bandh's purview.

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