Arunachal court grants bail to Assam graffiti artist
Itanagar: A local court on Tuesday granted bail to a graffiti artist from Assam and his accomplice, who were arrested on charges of tampering with the boundary wall of the Civil Secretariat here by writing anti-dam slogans.
Bail for Nilim Nayan Mahanta, graffiti artist and activist, and advocate Ebo Milli, Judicial Magistrate First Class Tenzin Mathew instructed them to repaint the part of the wall which was damaged and repaired it within 10 days. Like to be brought back. Order date.
Each was given relief on presentation of bail bond of Rs.3000.
In Assam’s Lakhimpur district, some organizations on Tuesday burnt the effigy of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pima Khandu following Mahanta’s arrest and threatened to block all roads leading to the neighboring state if the graffiti artist was not released immediately. Will close
Mahanta was arrested from the northern town of Lakhimpur in Assam while Mili was arrested on Sunday night from a rowing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Dibang Valley district. He was arrested on charges of tampering with part of the property.
A case has been registered against him under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 at Itanagar Police Station.
Authorities opposed the protest with all available police forces, special services and the army. ”
Felix, who is also a government spokesman, said in a statement that “we strongly believe in the freedom of expression and the right of any citizen to disagree or protest in accordance with his or her own conscience.”
He said that apart from damaging public property, the two accused also hurt the feelings of all the Arunachalees who are proud of their glorious past.The purpose of the wall is to celebrate the pride of Arunachal and its people in a very modern way. It tells the story of the state, focusing on its key features and milestones and its diverse tribes living in harmony, one of our rich heritage of handicrafts, flora and fauna, sculpture and monuments. It has been treated in a historic way, “the minister said.
Meanwhile, farmers’ organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and its sister organization Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti on Tuesday staged a protest against Mahanta’s arrest in Banderdewa town of Lakhimpur district near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
Both organizations threatened to block all roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh if Mahanta was not released.
The protesters were detained by police for obstructing traffic and later released, an official said.
On Monday, Assam Jatiyatabadi population Yuva Chhatra Parishad had also said that if the artiste from Assam was not released, the road against Arunachal Pradesh would be closed indefinitely.
The artist’s mother Swargojyoti Goswami had told PTI that her son had been invited to Itanagar by anti-dam activists a few days ago to oppose the Dibang Multi-Purpose Project, which is proposed on the Dibang River in the lower Dibang Valley. Hydropower-low-flood moderate scheme. District of Arunachal Pradesh