AAPSU declares state wide bandh

ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has declared 12 hours dawn-to-dusk state wide bandh on September 19 next against the central government’s decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in Arunachal.
The decision was taken on Thursday after an emergency meeting held at the NEFA Club Building in Itanagar under the chair of AAPSU General Secretary Tobom Dai.
The union has demanded immediate deportation of Chakmas and Hajongs from the territory of Arunachal Pradesh before the granting of citizenship.
Castigating the central government for its indifferent attitude towards the indigenous populace of the state, the AAPSU appealed to the people from all walks of life to come out in the open and support its movement against the arbitrary decision.
It hoped to send a loud and clear message to the central leaders that the people of Arunachal would never tolerate such arbitrary, callous decision that has the potential to annihilate and erode its demography.
This is the apt time to be united, setting aside all petty differences and fights against the arbitrary decision, or else the fate of the indigenous tribal is at great stake, the AAPSU stated.
Further, the Union added that state government headed by young Chief Minister Pema Khandu and MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju should play their part in the interest of the state rather than passing the buck to its predecessors.