A mob led by members of a college students’ physique on Friday set ablaze a number of authorities places of work and ransacked a police station in a distant village of Arunachal Pradesh to protest towards submitting of nomination papers by former Assam Rifles personnel residing there for many years in panchayat election, an official mentioned.
The incident occurred in Changlang district the place ex-employees of the paramilitary drive have been residing since early 1960s. They initially hailed from exterior the state however type nearly all of the native inhabitants now, official sources mentioned.
Around 400 folks led by the Yobin Students Union set fireplace to the places of work of the Extra Assistant Commissioner, Special Branch of the state police and the put up workplace apart from ransacking the native police station, the official mentioned.
The civil helipad was additionally partially broken by the mob, police official Rohit Rajbir Singh mentioned.
However, there was no report of casualties.
“They came from nearby Gandhigram area. Armed with daos (a sharp weapon), sticks, bows and arrows, they set on fire the public properties demanding immediate fulfilment oftheir demands,” Mr Singh mentioned.
The calls for of the protestors embody cancellation of the correct of former Assam Rifles personnel residing within the space to participate in panchayat elections and their fast deportation.
“The situation is tense but under control. Around 30 police personnel led by Changlang Superintendent of Police Mihin Gambo are presently camping in the area, while additional forces are being dispatched for maintenance of law and order,” Mr Singh mentioned.
Vijaynagar, which is but to be linked by roads from different areas, is the remotest circle of Changlang district surrounded on three sides by Myanmar. The circle consists of 16 villages having a inhabitants of over 4,000 folks, official sources mentioned.
While 55 per cent of the inhabitants belong to retired Assam Rifle personnel, the remaining 45 per cent includes folks of the Lisu, often known as Yobin, tribe. The settlement of the Assam Rifle personnel started from 1961, they mentioned.
Several college students’ our bodies of Arunachal Pradesh opposed the participation of the previous Assam Rifles personnel within the December 22 panchayat polls, which prompted the State Election Commission to defer the ballot in Vijaynagar, with apprehension of breakdown of regulation and order within the space.
As there isn’t any highway connection, folks of the world are depending on army helicopter for important companies and necessities. Miao is the closest city to Vijaynagar which is 157 km away.