ITANAGAR, Oct 10: Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) Chairman, Takam Tatung reminded the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) not to wither away from the reported four-point resolution taken up on the 16th of September at a city hotel in Papu Nallah regarding the refugee issue.
In a communiqué on Tuesday, Tatung said that the GAF appreciated and supported the AAPSU’s stance of urging the state government to come up with a clear-cut legislation against granting citizenship rights to the Chakma-Hajong refugees and roll back of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP) in Arunachal Pradesh during the upcoming Legislative Assembly session.
He, however reminded that “The AAPSU must not forget the resolution adopted on the 16th of September, 2017 at Papu Nallah during its meet with the former executive members and leaders of the apex students’ body”.
Tatung also said that the interest of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh must be a pivotal issue of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh under Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Meanwhile, the GAF questioned the state government’s decision for planning a two-week leadership enhancement tour to London for legislators of Arunachal Pradesh on October 27 next.
“The expenditure incurred for the said tour would be in crores of rupees. Instead of draining crores from the peoples’ money/ state exchequer on irrelevant tours and travel of legislators, it would be more relevant if the state government concentrated on timely payments of stipend to students, regular payments of SSA teachers, helping victims of the recent Ziro inferno, contain the degrading law and order situation of the state, etc” Tatung said.
Rather than spending unmindfully by arranging a tour to London for leadership training, it would be more feasible if an expert or resource person is invited to Arunachal Pradesh for the purpose, Tatung viewed.