Arunachal Governor Lauds Citizens Of TCL Districts; For Rising Against Insurgency 

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The Arunachal Pradesh Governor – Brig Dr B D Mishra (Retd) today lauded the residents of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, for their resistance against insurgency and urged them to be strong and proud of being independent tribes of the state.

A delegation of community leaders, opinion makers and social activists interacted with representatives of three insurgency-hit districts, and called-on the Governor at Raj Bhavan here.

He discussed issues, including – insurgency, development and employment opportunities for the youth.

Mishra reminded them that the Constitution of India recognizes Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa and Wancho as the original Arunachali tribes. They are independent entities and have no patron tribes ruling them, a Raj Bhavan communique said here.

“They must, therefore, have self pride in their independent tribal status independent of any people beyond the borders of the state,” he said.

The governor advised the people of the districts not to be misguided by unscrupulous individuals for their personal gains and also cautioned them against overground workers of insurgenct outfits.

He urged the senior citizens and social activists to convince the misguided youth to return back to the mainstream of life and added that the state government would help them to re-establish themselves in the society by providing avenues and assistance for livelihood.

Mishra urged local authorities to raise awareness among youths to ensure that funds allocated for development be witnessed into action.

“Every member of the society must ensure that no money from the development fund ends up in the hands of rebel organisations or in the personal coffers of any individual,” he said.

The governor, who expressed concern about education in the insurgency affected districts, and assured the construction of a private school in the line of Sainik School under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

“It will be named after Havildar Hangpan Dada, Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) who lost his life in line of duty,” Mishra added.

Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal Governor wrote “Met the delegation of community leaders, opinion makers and social activists from Tirap District and appreciated them for rising against insurgency in their districts and cautioned them against Over Ground Workers of insurgency groups.”

“Reminded the TCL people that Constitution of India recognizes Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa & Wancho as the original Arunachali tribes. They must, therefore, have self pride in their independent tribal status without others patronage over them from beyond the borders of Arunachal Pradesh. Urged the senior citizens and social activities of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts to convince the misguided youth to return back to mainstream of life. State Government will surely help rehabilitate them by providing avenues and assistance for livelihood.” – he further added.

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