Itanagar, May 19 - The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today castigated the state government for its alleged non-responsive attitude towards fulfillment of the union's charter of demands.
The apex students body yesterday called a 24-hour state-wide bandh in protest against the state government's failure to produce a white paper on the state's financial position besides improving the law and order situation, early solution to the decade-old inter state boundary problem with Assam and logical conclusion to the Chakma-Hajong refugee imbroglio as demanded by the union.
"We never encourage bandh culture but we were compelled to do so because of the non-responsive attitude of the state government towards our genuine demands in the larger interest of the state," AAPSU President Takam Tatung told a Press conference here this afternoon.
The AAPSU chief further announced to go ahead with the union's second phase of agitation in the form of 72-hour state-wide bandh from June 6 next if the government failed to reciprocate its demands.
Tatung alleged that Parliamentary Secretary for Home Gadam Ete yesterday engineered an attack on one of the executive members of AAPSU at Aalo in West Siang district with the help of a few youths from his clan during the bandh period.
"We will not tolerate such kind of attitude from a responsible person and we demand clarification from Ete on the issue," Tatung said.
Referring to the Arunachal-Assam boundary issue, Tatung commented that since both the states including Centre have Congress governments, the matter could be resolved immediately without further delay.
"The governments of both states as well as the Centre are making it a political issue instead of solving it permanently," he added. PTI