The NES is the apex organization of the Nyishi community while the NLF consists of all the legislators from the community Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Nyishi Legislators Forum (NLF) have reportedly decided to urge the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) to call off its 36-hour Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) bandh scheduled for August 27-28 next.

According to reports, the decision to appeal came following a coordination meeting between the NLF and NES which was held here on Saturday.

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The NES is the apex organization of the Nyishi community while the NLF consists of all the legislators from the community.

The minutes of the meeting which has been doing rounds of social media reads, “After threadbare discussion on the charter of demands of ANYA; the house unanimously decided a one-point resolution to urge the ANYA to call off its 36-hour bandh call from 27th-28th August 2020 as the Govt has met almost all the demands of the ANYA failing which, NES shall initiate a further course of action as decided fit and proper.”

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Speaking to EastMojo, NES president Bengia Tolum said his organization is “positive after the coordination meeting with all the legislators from the Nyishi community.” “I believe ANYA being the youth wing of NES will respect the decision of the elders,” he added. In regards to the minutes of the meeting being leaked on social media which has reportedly left some unhappy, Tolum said, “We have not leaked the letter on social media. I had categorically mentioned that the same should not happen.”

Meanwhile, the Capital Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo said: “though it would be better if the strike is called off by the ANYA, however, if they decide to go ahead with it, it should be a peaceful one.” “We can only request them for a peaceful bandh without any incidents of violence,” Amo added.

The SP said, “the police department is hoping that the ANYA leaders will brief their members on the process of carrying out their protests peacefully which they have promised after a meeting with him on Friday.” Amo had met the executive members of ANYA on Friday and appealed to them to call off the bandh.

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In regards to the deployment of a large number of security forces in the ICR, the SP said: “People are taking the deployment of additional forces in a negative manner. I want to make it clear that the additional force is meant for the security of the public and to help us maintain law and order.”

Calls made to ANYA president Byabang Joram, however, did not go through. The ANYA has declared a 36-hour ICR bandh from August 27-28 demanding the resignation of chief minister Pema Khandu for his alleged failure in governing the state. The bandh coincides with the scheduled start of the three-day monsoon session of the state Assembly from August 27.

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