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APCC QUESTIONS STATE GOVT’S SILENCE ON MISSING OF 5 ARMY PORTERS ALONG LAC

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Itanagar, 5 September: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee expressed surprise over the state government’s silence on the missing of five Indian Army Porter since 3 September 2020 from ‘Sera 7’ area along the MacMohan Line under Nacho Administration, Upper Subansiri District.

As per APCC, the missing porters were with the Indian Army and went towards the LAC for hunting during the night but have not returned till date. The villagers and relatives claim abduction by Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) as such an incident had taken place earlier.

APCC questioned why there is no official report issued by the Local administration, Indian Army and State Government about the missing porters and their whereabouts.

Why the State govt have not undertaken search operation so far, prompting the locals to take support of Social Media to raise the issue?

Why and what was the reason that the porters were allowed to go for hunting towards LAC late night

without any reservations from the Indian Army?

Why there is no case register officially on the missing of five porters so far, asked APCC.

China has been continuously executing aggressive activities disrespecting MacMohan Line. Reportedly there is an increased presence of PLA in Anjaw, Upper Siang, Upper Subansiri, Dibang Valley, and Tawang Districts. The available satellite images also show the PLA incursion inside the State. In 2017, China has constructed a road inside Indian territory in the Upper Siang district. In 2019, PLA built a 2 km long road and constructed a wooden bridge inside Anjaw district and often patrol freely, stated APCC.

Further APCC stated, China is definitely developing infrastructure inside Indian territory which is a matter of serious concern but no official from state and central government has assessed the severity of the situation or willing to assess. China has become a habitual offender not only to Ladakh but to Arunachal Pradesh by creating serious border standoff very often.

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