SUMAA suspends anti TRP movement, govt to discuss in LA

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) said that it has suspended its movement against the implementation of Tibetan Rehabilitation policy following an assurance given by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu that the issue will come up for discussion in the state legislative assembly scheduled from Oct 13.
No policy or program will be implemented in the state which is detrimental or hamper the interest and rights of indigenous population, the Chief Minister has said.
The Students and Chief Minister met this morning in Itanagar.
CM reiterated that Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy formulated and adopted by Government of India for all the states having Tibetan settlements is yet to be implemented in the state of Arunachal Pradesh till date.
SUMAA said that the illegal settlers and fake documents holder will be dealt with seriousness through legal action. The students said that Arunachal Pradesh should not be made a human trafficking centre.
The students said that issue of trading license to Tibetans, job reservation, extension of land lease and schemes must be removed from the TRP. It further said that a written assurance should be taken from the CTRC that in near future Tibetans should not ask citizenship rights.
Chief Minister further assured the delegation that the TRP issue shall be broadly discussed with all stakeholders. He further sought cooperation from all stakeholders particularly the youths in facing the challenges and giving positive shapes in the interest of the state.
“Any policy decision taken by the state govt will keep the state’s interest paramount” Chief Minister said.
Minister PHE, WS & IPR Bamang Felix was also present in the meeting.