| Staff REPORTER |
ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The demand for solution to the protracted Chakma-Hajong, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary issues got mention in a five-point memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Pema Khandu by a group of local organizations, which demanded fulfillment of their wish list by the state government within this month.
Addressing a press conference here today, Nyishi Ethnic Students of Arunachal (NESA) president Biri Chatum said the organizations demanded the government to give in writing the details of when and where the deportation of Chakma-Hajongs will be initiated. Their demand came in the wake of recent statement by the Chief Minister to bring a permanent solution to the long-pending issue. They added, CM Khandu should keep his words and not fool the people of the state.
The organizations also urged the State Govt to resolve the boundary matter with neighbouring Assam and issue a ‘white paper’ by giving authentic details of proper demarcation of the inter-state boundary.
Chatum said the memorandum also demanded to ensure quality work of four-laning of NH-415 under Package-B & C from Papu-Nallah to Nirjuli, and Nirjuli to Banderdewa respectively without any deviation from the guidelines and detailed project report (DPR), urging to maintain 40 meter width while constructing the highway as per RoW/ guidelines.
He alleged that the highway under Package-A was constructed in a hurry without maintaining the quality of work, while adding that it was done “just to fulfill the assurance of CM Khandu”. He demanded modification of NH-415 from Chandranagar to Papu Nallah as per DPR guidelines issued by the competent authority.
The organizations urged the government to provide all the basic facilities of a Smart city to the citizens by setting up of proper parking place, drainage system, footpath, zebra crossing, proper traffic signal, passengers’ waiting shed, etc.
They also demanded effective implementation of 29 subjects transferred to the Panchayati Raj institutions maintaining total transparency and accountability.
The NESA along with the organizations like Arunachal People Front (APF), Pro-Dam Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (PDMAP), Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) and Anti-Corruption Crime Control Committee Arunachal Pradesh (ACCCCAP) had submitted the joint memorandum to the Chief Minister on September 13 last.