The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday said it is the responsibility of the Central government to ensure that the highest measures of safety and security are provided to the jawans deployed at the border.
Expressing shock over Monday’s clashes between the Indian and Chinese armies in Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh, the Congress said the Central government should intervene as early and as effectively as possible so that the sacrifice made by the jawans does not go in vain.
“We cannot afford to lose another precious life in this manner. Just the way, our jawans protect our country; it is the responsibility of our government to ensure the highest measures of safety and security is provided for them. The APCC hopes that the government will take the necessary steps to address the issue,” Congress general secretary and spokesperson Chera Taya said in a statement.
We are utterly shocked over the way 20 of our brave jawans were killed by the Chinese soldiers.
The entire country is profoundly aggrieved by the loss of those brave fighters. We salute the courage of those brave hearts and sincerely sympathize with the families and friends whom they left behind, Taya said.
The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has called upon the Arunachal Pradesh government to pass a legislation in the state assembly banning the selling and purchasing of Chinese products permanently in the state.
“We appeal all Indians, especially the people of Arunachal Pradesh to boycott/reject the Chinese products permanently and opt for alternative Indian goods. In this way, we can make India a self reliant nation and in the process, China can be taught a good lesson by Indians,” a statement from the organization said on Friday.
The CoSAAP also condemned the killing of 20 Indian Army jawans by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday.