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AJYCP expresses concern over Tawang firing

By Correspondent

JORHAT, May 2 - Expressing serious concern over the killing of two protesters and injuring seven people in the police firing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, AJYCP president Biraj Talukdar here at a press conference said that they will provide support to the anti-mega dam movement in the State that posed serious threat to the lives and properties in the entire highly sensitive seismic zone of the Northeast.

�We are deeply condemning the police firing at Tawang that killed two innocent people, including a Budhist Monk. As many as seven protesters were seriously injured in the firing. We are providing support to the movement that was launched by a local organisation called �Save Mon Forum� at Tawang,� said Talukdar.

According to him, the protesters staged a peaceful demonstration seeking the release of the secretary of the organisation Lama Lobsang Gyatso who was arrested on April 28 as he had intensified the anti-big dam movement in the State.

�He had exposed NHPC�s conspiracy to dupe the local villagers of Khamba and Greleng village. The villagers did not give any no-objection certificate to the NHPC for the construction of Wangsa Hydro Electric Project there though NHPC claimed that they got it from the representatives of the two villages,� he said.

As a mark of their protest, the AJYCP will observe a �black-day tomorrow� at the district headquarters across the State.

�We demand immediate halt in the construction of big-dams in Arunachal Pradesh. Both the Centre and the State Governments must pay attention to the problems of the people of our region. We will intensify the protest to stop all the ongoing construction works of mega dams in Arunachal soon,� Talukdar said.

Along with him AJYCP�s adviser Putul Dutta, organising secretary Siba Kalita, Jorhat district president Ritul Pathak and several other members of the organisation were also present in the press conference.

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