DA clamps restriction, govt says state interest on top

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: Anticipating trouble from a student union which has started a campaign against Tibetan refugees, the Capital District Administration has clamped Section 144 Cr Pc, restricting assembly of more than three people within Tibetan settlement/ rental areas within the Capital Complex since October 6.
The DA further prohibited carrying of arms.
Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan in an executive order said that forceful eviction of any person-refugee or citizen would amount to deprivation of natural justice as he declared the proposed forceful eviction as illegal and unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, reports say that banners asking the Tibetans to leave the state were seen at several places in Capital Complex, including one near the Civil Secretariat.
Meanwhile, the state government has reiterated that any policy decision taken will keep the state’s interest paramount while referring to the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy.
No decision will be taken which will hamper the interest of the state and the indigenous population, read a statement.
“Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy was implemented by Government of India in 2014 to provide a uniform guideline, demarcating the facilities to be provided to the Tibetan refugees from the central government programs living within the jurisdiction of each state government. Since Arunachal Pradesh also has three Tibetan settlement areas, the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 of the Government of India was discussed in the state Cabinet recently and decided that a policy will be adopted by taking the broad principles of the central policy taking into account the interest of the state‚Äôs indigenous population after holding detailed consultations with the community based organisation and stakeholders” said a statement.