Seems like the 12hr Bandh called jointly by Ziro Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ZCCI), Hapoli Bazaar Committee and Old Ziro Market Committee on 13th, demanding restoration of Law and Order situation at Hapoli-Ziro Township has jostled the administration and made them to take note of the prevailing law and order situation in this twin township.
In a meeting convened between the district administration, police and representatives of Hapoli Bazaar Committee, Ziro Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ZCCI), Old Ziro Market Committee and Apatani Students’ Union (ASU), Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Ms. Sadhana Deori announced revamping of Law and Order enforcing machinery in Hapoli, Old Ziro in particular and entire district as a whole. The strategy for revamping law and order enforcing machinery includes:
- Prohibition of carrying of dao (sword).
- Intensive patrolling by police and magistrate during the night hours.
- Checking movement of drunkards on the road.
- Ban on dice play.
- Maintenance of streetlights and
- Opening of police beats and outposts.
Good for the people and the administration but would it indeed help in maintaining law and order in this twin township of Hapoli and Ziro? I’ve my doubts in its effectiveness, though. It’s not new that there is a ban on dice play, patrolling by police at night and presence of police beat posts. But innocents have been manhandled by police patrolling at night while anti-social elements let free. Murder has been committed right under the nose of beat post at Gandhi Market. So, it has to be seen if the law and order enforcing machineries are able to deliver their duties sincerely so as to make this twin-township safer to stay or if this entire exercise just becomes short time pacifier to the agitating denizens of the twin township of Ziro-Hapoli.