15th Mar 2017 08:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The attack on an Arunachalee student has evoked much condemnation across the state with a growing call for justice for the victim. Higio Gungtey, a student of 4th Semester of Christ University in Bengaluru was assaulted and forced to lick his landlord’s shoes on March 6 over usage of excessive water.

Taking serious note on the incident, AAPSU President, Hawa Bagang described the incident very unfortunate and has appealed to the concern authority for appropriate action to be taken against the guilty. .

AAPSU also appealed students pursuing education outside the state to take precaution as well as focus on the prime priority of studies. This is not the first incident but we have witnessed a number of such incidents in the past in which our students are victimised, said Bagang while seeking the state government to take up the matter with its Karnataka counterpart and further appealed MoS Home Kiren Rijiju to take up the matter seriously to prevent such incident in the future.

All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) while condemning the incident has appealed the state government and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju to take up the matter with Chief Minister of Karnataka and book the accused under strict section of ST/SC atrocities Act 1989 to give justice to the victim and his family.

Terming the barbaric act by the accused who is a lawyer by profession as very disheartening, disgraceful and shocking, Arunachal Indigenous Tribes’ Forum (AITF), conglomeration of All Arunachal Pradesh, apex community based organisation of the state has appealed for a just trial and appropriate deliverance of justice.

Expressing solidarity with the victim and his family, AITF, demands for immediate intervention appealing the state government to pursue the matter at the highest level in writing by contacting the central government and also the respective state governments including Karnataka government, for safety, security and delivery of justice to Arunachal students studying outside our state.

AITF, has also sought immediate necessary medical assistance to the victim and also appealed all CBOs and other stakeholders of the state to condemn and discourage such barbaric acts in society.

The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress has also strongly condemned the assault on Higio Gungtey and has urged the state government to talk with its Karnataka counterpart for timely action against the culprit as per law.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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