A student union in Aruna chal on Feb. 25 organized a peaceful candlelight rally and fundraising campaign to support the families of the four boys who were killed in police firing.
“Our four brave hearts have laid their lives for us and for our future generations. It is because of their supreme sacrifice, the Arunachal government has decided not to table the Permanent Citizen Bill in state assembly again,” Sengman Ronrang, president of the Tangsa Students Union’s Changlang district, told the rally at Miao.
“The lost lives will not come back again but they will live in our hearts forever. We must stand together and support the families of our brave men who sacrificed their lives today for our tomorrow,” Ronrang added.
The rally urged welfare societies to generously contribute to the fund.
Nearly 500 people took part in the rally that saw the participation of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society, Yobin Welfare Society, Yobin Youth Association, Galo Welfare Society, Tagin Student Union, Singpho Women Organization, Muklom Elite Society, Singpho Development Society, officers, public leaders and Church representatives.
“We are not against anyone. We are a very peace loving community. Impulsive decisions without reference to the true sentiments of the people of the state and the untimely death of the four young lives all could have been easily avoided. We have come here to condole the death of our brave boys and to express our solidarity with the bereaved families,” said Ms. Pinna Kitnal, a women leader from the district.