ALSU stages dharna, reiterating demands

ALSU stages dharna, reiterating demands

| Staff REPORTER |

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today staged dharna at Tennis Court near Indira Gandhi Park here, protesting against the alleged indifferent attitude shown by the state govt on their eight-point charter of demands.

The law students under the banner of ALSU have been pressing for fulfillment of their eight-point charter of demands since last one year. The Union staged a three-hour dharna while raising slogans demanding immediate solution to their demands within the stipulated time.

Their demands include revocation of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014, to frame law and forest act, establishment of a court of judicial magistrate first class in every district of the state, full-fledged juvenile rehabilitation centre in the state capital with sufficient professionals and staffers etc.

Meanwhile, addressing the gathering, ALSU president Romik Jogu threatened to intensify the agitation if their demands are not met at the earliest. “Despite our repeated requests for the last one year the government has shown indifferent attitude and is yet to respond to our demands,” Jogu alleged.

Demanding the govt to place their grievances in the ongoing assembly session, Jogu termed the Arunachal Unlawful (Prevention) Activities Act-2014 as “unnecessary” stating that the Act is nothing but a means to curtail the fundamental rights of citizens and contradictory to various provisions as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

“The law was brought in during former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s period with a good intention to contain the crime, but it has been misused by the administration to curtail the voice of common man,” he alleged.

Criticizing the govt for converting the CM bungalow into a guest house based on superstitions, he demanded for reconverting the property into CM bungalow.

The Union also sought immediate removal of all parliamentary secretaries in compliance to Article 164(1A) of the Constitution of India, including effective implementation of the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Act and Land Laws to protect the indigenous lands from outsiders.

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