The Ministry of Home Affairs has dispatched 10 additional companies of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for deployment in law-and-order duties in Itanagar and other violence-hit places, an official said
Itanagar: As widespread violence continues to grip Itanagar and other parts of the Arunachal Pradesh, Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday decided to scrap the permanent resident certificates (PRC) granted to six non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes (APSTs) living in the Namsai and Changlang districts.
Protests broke over the PRC and became violent in the capital city after two people were killed in police firing.
However, despite the latest announcement to scrap PRC, protests still continue.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has dispatched 10 additional companies of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for deployment in law-and-order duties in Itanagar and other violence-hit places, an official said.
The ITBP personnel have been sent on an urgent basis as Itanagar and other areas have witnessed widespread violence, destruction of properties and vehicles on Sunday, officials said.
The mob has tried to set ablaze the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and also tried to target residence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, another official said.
Meanwhile, on Saurday, Union home minister Rajnath Singh Saturday appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to remain calm and maintain peace.
"HM Shri @rajnathsingh spoke to the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri @PemaKhanduBJP over the phone and discussed the prevailing situation and ongoing protest in certain parts of the state," the Home Ministry tweeted.
"HM has urged the people to remain calm and maintain peace in the state," the tweet added.
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Last Updated Feb 25, 2019, 9:02 AM IST