ITANAGAR, Oct 3: Stating that the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP) -2014 has encroached upon the indigenous rights in terms of benefits provided by the government, the Students United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) on Tuesday served seven days ultimatum to the state government to roll back or face rigorous agitation including clean drive movement against Tibetan refugees settling in Itanagar.
Addressing the media persons at Press Club here, SUMAA Convenor Tarh Rekam said, “We have been knocking at government’s door on the issue, but no one is paying heed,
so last option left with us launch search operation and clean drive against Tibetan refugees.”
SUMAA further opposed the lease agreement clause stating that lease agreement would lead them to claim legitimate rights over the land. The organisation also claimed that many Tibetan refugees possess fake Schedule Tribe Certificates, Permanent Residential Certificates etc.
It also opposed the benefits given to Tibetan refugees under MNREGA, PDS and National Food Security, ‘whereas our own people are deprived of such benefits and schemes.’
SUMAA further question the government how come a Tibetan refugee can enjoy same right and benefits what indigenous people do?