Release of 36 people detained under APUAPA demanded by APYC

Release of 36 people detained under APUAPA demanded by APYC

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) has called for the immediate release of 36 persons detained under the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (APUAPA) 2014 during the recent 72-hour statewide bandh. And demanded unconditional release.

The Congress youth wing has threatened to launch a democratic movement against the state government if the arrested are not released within five days.
In a representation to state Home Minister Bamang Felix on Monday, the APYC highlighted several pressing issues in the state, including the recent Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) paper leak. Failure is included.

The correspondent said that the tension in the state is increasing due to arbitrary detention of social workers and protesters during the 72-hour bandh.
The APYC asserted that “these detentions are a result of the state government’s failure to fulfill the 13-point charter of demand presented by the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee (PAJSC), which promised Chief Minister Pema Khandu himself did during a meeting on February 18.
According to the representative, the government’s lack of prompt action and transparent investigation into the APPSC paper leak has forced activists to resort to such drastic measures.

He further pointed out that the re-appointment of corrupt officers and officials due to lack of political will has created public concern.
“The detention of 36 persons and registration of 12 cases against them under APUAPA has drawn strong criticism, as they were already under magisterial remand. The extension of their remand from 12 to 30 days is inhumane. It is considered because they are not criminals but activists fighting against a corrupt system and seeking to protect the fundamental rights of persons enshrined in Article 16(1) of the Constitution, the Congress said.
APYC President Tar Joni emphasized these points in the representation, explaining that these individuals are also helping the government in its anti-corruption efforts.

The representative also expressed concern that arresting social workers to silence criticism and cover up failures showed a failure of governance.

The APYC further demanded the intervention of the Home Minister to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of all detainees within five days.

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