GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � The common people of Arunachal Pradesh should not suffer due to the ongoing anti-big dam campaign in Assam. Hence, the movement against the big dams should not include any step that affect the supply of essential commodities to both the neighbouring States.
Friends of Arunachal Pradesh, a platform comprising environment activists, civil society leaders and journalists, in a press meet at Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday, argued that the controversy related to the big-dams planned in Arunachal Pradesh for generating thousands megawatt electricity should be resolved amicably.
While morally supporting the anti-big dam movement and criticizing the attitude of the Union Government, NHPC and both the State governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for preaching big-dam lobbies, the forum also apprehended that the ongoing crisis would only benefit the Chinese design for capturing some parts of Northeast India.
Addressing the mediapersons, Soumyadeep Datta, an environment activist, emphasized that the people of Arunachal Pradesh should be taken into confidence, rather than ignoring them, in the process of anti-big dam movement campaign.