Expressing their solidarity over the attack on hotelier recently by 2(two) unidentified miscreants, who is still at large, the Hapoli-Ziro market downed their shutter today. This 12 hour Bandh was called jointly by Ziro Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ZCCI), Hapoli Baazar Committee and Old Ziro Market Committee supported by the Apatani Student’s Union (ASU) in protest against the failure of the administration to nab the culprit. Their demands:
- Immediate arrest of culprit of 6th August attack on the hotelier and
- Restoration of Law and Order situation at Ziro-Hapoli Twonship
In these recent past, Ziro-Hapoli township, which otherwise was considered safe and peaceful has witnessed a spate of murders-murder of an unidentified person at a Hotel room, beheading and dumping of person at the backyard of the house by a friend to take possession of murdered friends auto-rickshaw and most recent this 6th August incidence where a hotelier was attacked by two unknown miscreants with sharp weapons grievously injuring the hotelier. I too condemn the incident of August 6th but I do not endorse the way the business community retorted to protest-i.e., by calling 12 hour Bandh (I have written about bandhs here here). Weren't there other way of protests? Aren't they making loss of themselves by retorting to this Bandh call?
And now coming to the administration, it's high time that the administrators and law enforcers wake up and check such incidence and do their duty of making the place safe sincerely instead of just harassing the innocent and manhandling them if they want to instill confidence in the residents of this twin township lest the residents lose confidence in them and take law into their own hands.