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Arunachal: Khandu announces judicial probe into the recent Violence after PRC protest

justice will be served to the bereaved families and people responsible for causing violence in the state capital will be brought before the law- Pema Khandu


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Chief Minister Pema Khandu today announced for a judicial probe into the large scale rioting, violence and vandalism that took place following the recent PRC protest, which resulted in death of three youths, injuries and huge loss of public and private properties.

Speaking during the State BJP Council meeting here, Chief Minister said justice will be served to the bereaved families and people responsible for causing violence in the state capital will be brought before the law.

He said the probe will be made by a committee headed by a retired judge to ensure thorough and impartial inquiry so that real picture of the PRC protest could be unearthed and appropriate actions taken against people behind the violence.

Further clarifying that state government had never intended to move a resolution or bill in the Assembly over PRC, Chief Minister said that the matter was to be brought in the Assembly only for discussion during the short hour discussion and to make the recommendations of JHPC on PRC public.

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After the JHPC recommendations had been made public, the state govt had planned to call wider public consultation involving all stakeholders, CBOs, student organisations and other bodies, said the Chief Minister. However, the issue was misinterpreted causing unrest among the students.

Sensing the unrest, CM said a statement was issued in social media stating that PRC matter will not be taken up further. Despite such assurance, large scale rioting and vandalism of govt and public properties took place, which meant that the anti social elements had taken control over the protest with political motive, said the CM.

Chief Minister further informed that the matter of PRC to non-APST communities of Namsai and Changlang district has been forever scrapped and a gazette notification published effecting the same.

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