1. AMSU’s Arunachal Pradesh committee has called for a 12-hour bandh in Lekang, starting at 5 AM on November 8.
2. The bandh, part of the 1st Phase, is organized to protest the government’s failure to issue PRC and other rights to the indigenous Moran Tribe in Lekang.
3. Certain exemptions, including school vehicles, medical emergencies, and essential services, are allowed during the 12-hour bandh, as specified in the press release.
Itanagar, Nov 08: All Moran Students Union’s (AMSU) Arunachal Pradesh committee has called for a 12-hour bandh in Lekang, situated in the Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled to commence at 5 AM on November 8.
In a press release, the student body announced, “This is to notify that the 1st Phase of the 12-hour Lekang Bandh and Road Blockade NH-15 has been called by the All Moran Students Union (Arunachal Pradesh Committee) on November 8, 2023, from 05:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
The Bandh has been called to protest against the government of Arunachal Pradesh’s failure to issue Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC) and other rights to the indigenous Moran Tribe of Lekang.
Consequently, the All Moran Students Union (Arunachal Pradesh Committee) appeals for cooperation and encourages the observance of the Bandh Call as a mark of total protest.
However, the following exemptions are in place during the 1st Phase of the 12-hour bandh call:
- All types of school vehicles transport students.
- Students and candidates commute for exams or interviews.
- Ambulances and other vehicles for medical emergencies.
- Movement of arms and paramilitary personnel.
- Fire brigades.
- Milk vans.
Earlier in October, the All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU) criticized the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for its alleged lackadaisical attitude in granting Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC) to the Moran community residing in the border areas between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for many years.
The AMSU has threatened to initiate a vigorous protest if the Arunachal Pradesh and Assam governments persist in their alleged neglect of the Moran people living in the region.
The Moran Community, in their pursuit of PRC in Arunachal Pradesh, also organized a mass gathering and rally in the Namsai district, emphasizing their demand for their rights.