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President’s rule in Arunachal: A complete timeline of events


By Harshmeet Singh

In a highly controversial move that could bring all the opposition parties together, the NDA government decided to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh which is currently ruled by the Congress. Article 356 was imposed in the state following an emergency meeting of the Union cabinet.

The move followed Speaker Nabam Rebia’s failure to get the state assembly convened within six months of the last meeting, as is mandated by the constitution. Interestingly, the matter is still being heard by the Supreme Court.

Here is a look back at the chronology of events that led to the border state coming under the President’s rule –

November, 2011: Nabam Tuki takes charge as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Nebum Rebhai, Tuki’s brother, takes charge as the speaker of the assembly.

December, 2014: Tuki reshuffles his cabinet, drops Kalikho Pul, the state’s Health and Family welfare minister.

April, 2015: Pul alleges large-scale financial embezzlement within the government. Congress expels him from the party.

May – October, 2015: BJP leaders support Kalikho Pul. A number of Congress MLAs, including the assembly’s deputy speaker, also declare their support to Pul.

November, 2015: Congress MLAs demand a resolution aimed at removing the Deputy Speaker.

November, 2015: In response, BJP MLAs demand a resolution aimed at removing the Speaker.

December, 2015: Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, without holding any consultation with the CM and his cabinet, advances the date of assembly’s session to December 16, 2015. Earlier, the assembly was to be convened from January 14, 2016.

He also accepts the resolution for the removal of the speaker, as demanded by the BJP MLAs and puts in on the agenda for the first sitting of the assembly on December 16.

December, 2015: It is alleged that Pul asked for money from a state businessman in return of bringing BJP to power in the state.

December, 2015: Tuki government locks the assembly. A corresponding assembly meeting is held in another building, which is attended by 33 MLAs. The resolution for the removal of Speaker is passed and a new speaker is appointed. Kalikho Pul is elected as the CM.

December, 2015: The Congress moves Guwahati High Court. The court puts it on hold till February.

January, 2016: Congress issues a statement from Delhi, says it trusts Tuki’s leadership.

January, 2016: The constitution bench of the Supreme Court says it will examine if the Governor’s decision of proponing the session to take up the resolution aimed at speaker’s removal was justifiable. SC also said that Tuki will continue as the CM for now.

January, 2016: The Union cabinet recommends President’s rule in the state.


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Know Why Women Of “Apatanis tribe” Harm Their Faces: Arunachal Pradesh

The Apatanis women are believed to be the exceptional beauty in Arunachal Pradesh.  With their beauty, arrived a danger of theft of apatanis women by neighboring tribes.

Apatani Tribal Women. Wikimedia

Arunachal Pradesh, July 1, 2017: India is a land of many tribes which forms its rich cultural heritage. One such tribe is Apatanis also known as Tanw, which lives in Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

This tribe is famous for their colorful culture with various festivals, vibrant traditional village councils detailed and complex handloom designs and cane and bamboo crafts skill. They reside in very basic bamboo huts resting on top of vertical wooden stilts.  The Apatanis worships nature by praying sun and moon. Apatanis are also known for their distinctive way of sustainable farming and social forestry.

The Apatanis women are believed to be the exceptional beauty in Arunachal Pradesh.  With their beauty, arrived a danger of theft of apatanis women by neighboring tribes.

Majority of women on the earth are considered to be delicate pieces of physical beauty. The outer beauty is not seen as a blessing of god but the parameter on which the girl is admired, adorned or loved. No matter, how beautiful a woman is but the beautiful looks always wins in captivating the eye. People are more tempted by what they see than what they feel.

Beauty is a positive term that is why it attracts people. Especially, if we talk of outer beauty, the desire of it makes people cross their limits and restore to wrong practices.

Rape, sexual assault, kidnapping and forceful marriage are some examples of these wrongful deeds. A lady finds variety of ways to protect herself from the cruel world. Some learn self defense, some keep weapons, some don’t go out alone in night, some keep pepper spray and  some employ special bodyguards to  save themselves.

But, these tribal women found the solution in killing the root of the problem itself. Their pretty faces were very appealing to the neighbor tribes which lead to kidnapping of these women.

They altered their faces by inserting huge nose plugs and tattooing their faces in order to safeguard their lives. Their decision showed their bravery of letting go their outer beauty.  They preferred a life without beauty instead of physical beauty because their life was very much more than physical beauty to them.

The older women of tribe can still be spotted with inked faces and nose plugs. The further inserting of nose plugs and inking of faces have been banned by government.

The beauty they portrayed by disregarding their face appearance was beyond words. But on the other hand, hurting oneself just for getting secured is not a good choice. Will you spoil your face by the fear of getting raped; will you hurt yourself so much and make your outer skin ugly to protect yourselves from all the evil crimes of outer beauty?

– by Surbhi Dhawan. Twitter @surbhi_dhawan