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ANYA defers 36-hours Itanagar Capital Region shutdown call

The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) on August 25 deferred its 36-hours Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) bandh call which was supposed to be effective from August 27.

Addressing a press conference in Itanagar, ANYA President Byabang Joram said: “Today, the state government has fulfilled all our demands, including white paper on financial status of Arunachal Pradesh. So, we have decided to defer the bandh call.”

He, however, said that one demand that is district-wise financial status is left and it was assured to be provided within 15 days.

On ANYA’s demand regarding implementation of work order system, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured to pass Rs 50 lakh work order system in the upcoming Assembly session.

Nyishi Elite Society (NES) President Bengia Tolum, who was also present at the press conference, said: “Today, we had a meeting with the government. In that meeting, the CM not only assured, we were also given documentary evidence. If this final result is being not honoured by the government, we have told that next time, ANYA alone will not take the initiative. NES and ANYA will together take the initiative.”

“We have appealed our youth and they have listened to our advises and suggestions,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the ANYA delegation led by its president along with NES headed by Bengia Tolum held a meeting with CM where after threadbare discussion on each demand it was agreed that all the demands were fulfilled by the state government.

A copy of government decisions on each demand was made available to the ANYA for record.

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