People of Arunachal will never accept granting of citizenship to Chakma- Hajong refugees: AAPSU at JHPC meet

People of Arunachal will never accept granting of citizenship to Chakma- Hajong refugees: AAPSU at JHPC meet

ITANAGAR, Jan 4: Following its pitch for cracking the vexed Chakma- Hajong refugee issue at the earliest possible period, a team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today attended a Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) meeting on the issue at North Block, New Delhi.

The meeting was chaired by Joint Secretary North East, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Satyendra Garg in which G S Meena, Secretary Political & Home, GoAP also attended.

The AAPSU team was led by its president Hawa Bagang and GS Tobom Dai that comprised of the Union’s legal advisors and other central executive members.

The meeting was convened as a follow-up of AAPSU’s demand in the All Party meeting held on 19th June, 2017 at Itanagar to seek early solution to the refugee issue.

Committee for Citizenship Rights of Chakma of Arunachal Pradesh (CCRCAP) general secretary Santosh Chakma, in his deliberation, called for upholding basic human rights including nationality

AAPSU president, in his deliberation, informed the house that the people of Arunachal Pradesh will never accept granting of citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees. He also highlighted the alleged atrocities committed by the refugees against the indigenous people and also cast his aspersion on sincerity of the Central government to resolve the issue.

AAPSU GS suggested the Chakma & Hajong delegation in the meeting to grab the “golden” opportunity of citizenship outside the territory of Arunachal Pradesh without too much precondition. Unrelenting attitude asking for citizenship within Arunachal Pradesh will get boomeranged and the people of the state will never accept it, he observed.

While countering the points raised by CCRCAP GS, Dai said that Chakma & Hajongs are enjoying all the rights in the state of Arunachal Pradesh even without clarity on their citizenship for which they should be grateful to the indigenous people of Arunachal  

Since there was no unanimity arrived at, the chairman came up with a concluding note saying that another round of meeting will be held in Itanagar within the month of February next.   

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