Arunachal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today said all possible measures were being taken to work out a solution to the situation arising from a news report in a section of the press this May.
Holding consultations with the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) and community leaders, Gamlin affirmed he fully empathised with the community and immediately held talks with the said publication to publish an apology, official sources said.
The report containing allegedly derogatory remarks against the community triggered violence on May 8 last. Emphasising the need to look at the larger picture, Gamlin said that the demand of the ANSU for an apology for the report must be followed up.
Gamlin said "it is important that we met today and ventilated our feelings ...If there has been a communication gap, we must work together to bridge it." He said there would soon be another round of consultations on the issue, which will be chaired by Arunachal Home Minister and hoped that the student body will come around to an agreeable solution. "This is not just an issue of the Nyishi tribe but of the entire state," Gamlin asserted. He also appealed to ANSU and other student bodies not to sponsor bandhs as a way to resolving issues.