Only a year ago Arunachal Pradesh was complaining that it had to unnecessarily suffer because of numerous bandhs called by different organisations in Assam,with which it shares a long inter-state boundary. But the hill state is now in the grip of a series of bandhs,with life turning from bad to worse,especially for the common man.
While a 12-hour bandh has been called in Itanagar and the adjoining commercial town of Naharlagun by the All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) on Monday,the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and Nyishi Elite Society (NES) have called a 36-hour bandh from Wednesday morning. The ACCYWA decried the deplorable condition of roads in Itanagar and Naharlagun and demanded handing over NH-52A to the Border Road Task Force. The ANSU and NES on the other hand want Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to resign. The ANSU and NES had on Friday held a massive rally in which they described the Gamlin government as anti-Nyishi.