Hundred detained, Mobile internet scraped in Arunachal Pradesh

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All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) called for a 36-hour bandh demanding the sacking of Chief Minister Pema Khandu
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Hundred detained, Mobile internet scraped in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

Hundred detained, Mobile internet scraped in Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati: Around a hundred of people were put under preventive detention in Arunachal Pradesh since Thursday to avoid any trouble as the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) called for a 36-hour bandh demanding the sacking of Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

However, the bandh impacted normal life in the capital city of Itanagar and its adjoining areas.  The administration has already suspended mobile internet services from Wednesday evening for the next 48 hours to prevent any rumour mongering on social media. The strike was also declared illegal by local authorities.

ANYA has accused the Arunachal Pradesh CM of being involved in an Rs 2,000 crore scam and asked for a clarification within 15 days in a memorandum they had submitted on December 10 last year. The CM denied the allegations and said they were politically-motivated.

Earlier, the Supreme Court in December last year had also disposed a petition with similar allegations on Khandu.

Local authorities in Itanagar said that the situation was peaceful during the bandh and no untoward incident was recorded till filing of this report. Security has also been intensified.

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