The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has appealed to the State government to ensure that justice is provided to the family members of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and others who were killed by suspected militants on May 21 at Bogapani in Tirap district.
11 people including Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh were killed by suspected NSCN (IM) militants.
Acknowledging the quick action of chief minister Pema Khandu after assuming the chair, the APWWS said that the decision to grant ex-gratia and job security to the next of the kin of those killed will go a long way in ensuring financial security as many have lost their only earning members.
APWWS members, who visited the family members of those who were killed in Khonsa said that decision to hand over the case to NIA was a welcome move.
The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has called upon Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra to immediately intervene into the incident.
The ACS in a representation submitted to the governor on Monday said that the society has strong reasons to believe that the “assassination was political in nature” and the incident at the same time also reflects the casual attitude of the Government of India towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
“The grave situation which has arisen at the Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts due to insurgency related activities is well known to you. Precious human lives are being taken away with impunity while abductions and extortions remain a daily routine. Citizens are being made to live in an atmosphere of terror,” the ACS wrote in its representation.
Further demanding that immediate arrest on the ones involved in the killings, the ACS has urged upon the Central government to immediately scarp the cease fire agreement that it has signed with the NSCN (IM).