ITANAGAR, June 1 - A students� body in Arunachal Pradesh has requested Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to shift the Indian Air Force (IAF) firing range at Dullungmukh in Lower Subansiri district to a suitable place, where there was no human habitat nearby.
The All Dullungmukh Area Students� Union (ADASU) submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister, who was here recently, drawing her attention to the dangers posed by the bombing practices at the firing range to the lives of people who stay in close proximity, a member of the Union said.
The memorandum stated that air and sound pollution caused by the regular bombing practices adversely affect the health of people in the area.
On May 25, too, the residents of the area had met a visiting delegation of National Human Rights Commission, led by Justice HL Dattu, to intimate them about the problems faced by the people living in the vicinity of the IAF firing range. � PTI