Source: News Bharati English09 May 2016 11:24:49

Tawang, May 9: In wake of the Tawang Police firing in which at least two persons were killed and eight others injured last Monday, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju assured free and fair investigation into the incident and said that no undue interference would be allowed during the course of inquiry.

Rijiju, who arrived in Tawang on Sunday in the aftermath of the firing incident, visited the families and relatives of the deceased and those injured in the firing incident. He also met the Lamas and visited the Police Station to assess the damages. Last Monday, policemen opened fire on anti-dam activists trying to barge into a police station demanding release of a monk at Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
While expressing grief over the unfortunate incident, Rijiju assured that their demands and grievances would be placed before the Chief Minister and there will be follow up action. While assuring that no interference would be allowed during the course of enquiry, he said that justice would be done and those found guilty would be punished. He, however, sought their cooperation in bringing back peace in the region.

On Saturday, at Hayat Hospital, Rijiju met Wangpo Thutan from Bombay Village, Tawang while at Downtown Hospital he met Rinchin and Dondup Chonste of Pharmey and Sakyur villages respectively.“Cooperation and not confrontation is the need of the hour and that middle path is the route to salvation,” he said. Rijiju also held a meeting with the Peace Committee and the Joint Action Working Committee.

While reiterating on the importance of civil society in difficult times, he expressed his happiness on their genuine and voluntary efforts to diffuse the tense situation. He sought their cooperation in regaining the confidence of the public. “Peace has lost to an extent after the incident,” Rijiju said, adding that all efforts should be put in to bring back the glory of the region, which otherwise, is known for its spiritual background.

He also said that the sanctity of the institution of the Abbot of Monastery should be respected. There is also urgent need to create an environment that is conducive for the planned visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during the end of this year, he added.