Clash over land is nothing new between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Now, a fresh clash has been triggered after Jigo Yego Students Union (JYSU), a student’s group in Arunachal Pradesh filed a complaint alleging encroachment from Assam. JYSU filed the complaint on behalf of the public of Likabali.
In the complaint, the student’s body claimed that Assam government was carrying out road maintenance work at Likabali behind the Likabali Saturday market area, which falls under jurisdiction of Arunachal Pradesh and has been maintained till date by Arunachal Pradesh. JYSU demanded the administration to give proper order and necessary directive to police to halt the alleged ‘forceful’ encroachment of Arunachal land by Assam within two days, failing which the union threatened to launch its first phase of 12-hr bandh call on November 12.
In yet another memorandum to the SDO, JYSU strongly opposed the award of civil works of 132/33 KV sub-station at Likabali to a capital based contractor depriving the local people and land donors. JYSU appealed to the SDO to take immediate steps for cancellation of sub vendor contract work to outsiders as it grossly curtails the rights of the local people.