Arunachal activist Sol Dodum’s health deteriorates mid protest
Activist Sol Dodum, who was staging a protest at the tennis court in Itanagar demanding clean drinking water in Seppa town in East Kameng district had to be rushed to
Activist Sol Dodum, who was staging a protest at the tennis court in Itanagar demanding clean drinking water in Seppa town in East Kameng district had to be rushed to the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital after his health condition deteriorated.
Dodum’s blood pressure levels shot up suddenly making him vulnerable to strokes. Doctors also said that Dodum was showing symptoms of neurological problems.
It may be mentioned that earlier in the day, State’s Minister for IT & Communication Wangki Lowang urged the activist to call off his protest stating that the project to ensure clean drinking water in Seppa is on track and will be completed soon.
Before he started his hunger strike Sol Dodum met with state Home Minister Bamang Felix where he was asked to call off his protests as the government has addressed the drinking water issue at Seppa.
Dodum has been protesting for weeks now demanding clean drinking water and good roads for his town. His demands later escalated to an inquiry into the alleged irregularities that took place during the implementation of water supply project.
Sol is also asking for the suspension of the officials involved.
Earlier Sol Dodum walked a distance of 225 kms from Seppa to Itanagar to highlight his demand.
Dodum has also submitted an 8-point memorandum to state Home Minister Bamang Felix on April 20 voicing his demands and other issues. On April 25, the Arunachal government assured clean drinking water for residents of Seppa within a month.
A confirmation to this effect was given exclusively to Northeast Live by Water Resources Minister Mama Natung.
First Published: 28th April, 2022 17:35 IST
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