Tawang firing: Rijiu meets injured in Guwahati hospitals

Itanagar: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has met three persons in two different hospitals of Guwahati, who were injured in police firing in Tawang district last week.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Image courtesy PIB

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Image courtesy PIB

At least two persons were killed and eight others injured last Monday, when 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.

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.

The Union minister of state for home affairs assured full support from the government after speaking to the hospitals and the family members of the injured.

Rijiju is expected to reach Tawang today to meet the administrative officers, peace keeping team, monks, general
public and others to understand and address the issue for a better solution and peace to Mon region, said an official communique.

On Saturday, he made two attempts to reach Tawang by chopper but could not land due to bad weather.

On 2 May, two people including a Monk were killed after police opened fire on protesters in Tawang who were demanding the release of Lama Lobsang Gyatso, the anti-dam crusader from police custody.


Updated Date: May 08, 2016 16:58 PM

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