Arunachal Pradesh: 500 people carry candlelight rally after 4 boys killed in police firing
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Arunachal Pradesh: 500 people carry candlelight rally after 4 boys killed in police firing

Miao: The Tangsa Students Union along with several welfare societies of Changlang district carried out a peaceful candlelight rally to condole and support families of 4 boys killed in police firing on 25 February at Miao.

President, district Tangsa Student Union, Sengman Ronrang said, “Four of our brave hearts have laid their life for us and for our future generations. It is because of their supreme sacrifice, the Arunachal Government has decided never to table the Permanent Citizen Bill at the State Assembly again, respecting the sentiments of the people”, as quoted by TheNorthEastToday.

The situation in Arunchal became uncontrollable after a young boy protesting against the government’s decision to grant Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) to a few tribes of non indigenous people was shot dead on 22 February and three more protesters were killed in police firing the following day.

The government decided to grant Rs 20 Lakh aid to families of the deceased and a Government job to the next, while a grant of 10 Lakh has been set for the injured.

The situation in Arunachal Pradesh had taken a turn for the worse when the state government suddenly climbing down in the face of violent protests and declaring that it will not implement the report granting Permanent Residency Certificates to six communities living along the Assam-Arunachal border.

Arunachal Pradesh has been tense since Friday evening when a person was killed in police firing. People have been protesting against the recommendations of a panel appointed by the state government regarding issuing permanent residence certificate (PRC) to some communities who have been living in the state for decades but are not its natives.

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