Kimin controversy; FIR lodged against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu

From Bhupen Goswami

GUWAHATI :In Arunachal Pradesh, four political parties have registered an FIR against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister Pema Khandu over the kimin controversy. Jd’s Jarjum Eta, Congress’ Gyamar Tana, PPA’s Kahfa Bengia and Kalinga Jeran, JDU’s Ruhi Tagung have lodged FIRs against Rijiju and Khandu at Kimin police station. The FIR alleged that Khandu and Rijiju violated the Bengal East Border Regulation of the Arunachal Pradesh State Act, 1873 and the Arunachal Pradesh (Land Settlement and Records) Act.

The FIR reads that “the old signboard and foundation stone where Kimin-Arunachal Pradesh is written was deliberately covered with white paste by bro (as reportedly) despite objections from locals”. Bro came under fire after kimin, a small town in Arunachal Pradesh, 75 km from Itanagar, was renamed as Bilgarh and shown as part of Assam. Bro covered arunachal’s name with a white paper during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent visit to Kimin to inaugurate the roads on June 17.

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