As many as four political parties in Arunachal Pradesh have filed an FIR against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister Pema Khandu over the Kimin controversy. 

Jarjum Ete of JD-S, Gyamar Tana of Congress, Kahfa Bengia and Kaling Jeran of PPA, Ruhi Tagung of JD-U filed the FIR against Rijiju and Khandu at the Kimin Police Station. 

The FIR alleged that Khandu and Rijiju violated Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Act, Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873 and Arunachal Pradesh (Land Settlement & Record) Act. 

“…old signboards and foundation stones where Kimin-Arunachal Pradesh is written were intentionally covered with a white paste by BRO (as alleged) despite objections from the locals,” the FIR read. 

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The BRO came under fire after it “renamed” Kimin, a small town of Arunachal Pradesh, 75 km from Itanagar, as Bilgarh and showing it as a part of Assam. 

The BRO covered Arunachal’s name with white paper during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent visit to Kimin to inaugurate roads on June 17. 


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