Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said security situation in the entire Arunachal Pradesh has improved in the last few years, but the two recent incidents in Tirap district have spoilt the atmosphere.
While referring to the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others on Tuesday and a National People’s Party (NPP) worker in March last, Rijiju said “when members of local community are involved in insurgent activities and maintain links with militants, the security operations can result in collateral damage.”
He, however, assured that security forces have launched a massive operation against the insurgents.
“A massive military operation has been launched by the security forces in eastern Arunachal Pradesh,” Rijiju said in his Facebook post on Wednesday.
Rijiju, asserted that unless the local people cooperate, military action alone cannot be a permanent solution.
“When some members of the local community are involved in insurgent activities and maintain links with them, the security operations would result in collateral damage which becomes an issue of human rights. Some people will only question and blame the security forces but never condemn the acts of insurgents,” he said.
Since 1997-98, politicians and other important people are primarily responsible as they fall prey to the pressure and at times take the help of insurgents. It is time to take a tough stand and everyone should come together and say no to violence and insurgent groups. If we all stand unitedly, we shall overcome, the MoS added.
Meghalaya chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) president Conrad K. Sangma said Aboh’s brutal and barbaric murder is highly condemnable and the dastardly and cowardly action of the assassins has deeply shocked and pained the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh and the nation as a whole.
The NPP supremo said that violence and extremism in all its forms needs to be rejected.