AAPSU team call on Governor, oppose citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: A delegation of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union led by its President Hawa Bagang and General Secretary Tobom Dai made a courtesy call on Governor, Dr B D Mishra at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Informing the Governor of the sentiments of the people, the AAPSU strongly opposed the purported granting of citizenship rights to Chakma and Hajong refugees and implementation of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy in Arunachal Pradesh.
The AAPSU also pointed out the resolution passed in recently held assembly session to protect the territorial and other consequential rights of its tribal population as protected and guaranteed under the Constitution of India and other relevant laws enforced in the state with regard to the granting of citizenship to the Chakmas and Hajongs.
The AAPSU has many apprehensions and queries over the indifferent attitude of the central government in vexed issue of granting citizenship to Chakmas and Hajongs without adequate protection to the indigenous people and implementation of TRP in the state, said the apex student union in a release.
“Taking cognizance of popular aspiration, the AAPSU cannot tolerate any decision of the centre which would hamper the integrity, dignity and security of the indigenous people of the state”, it said.
Reiterating its earlier demands regarding Indo-Naga talks, the AAPSU made it clear that any decision that is detrimental to the territorial integrity of the state will not be accepted in any eventuality.
It also discussed the developments and confrontations at Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, issues of the North East Regional Institute of Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli and National Institute of Technology, Jote.
The AAPSU informed that the educational and health survey are underway by all district students’ union and sought the government’s attention on supply of textbooks in schools.
Reacting to the issues raised by SSA teachers’ Association, the AAPSU appealed to the government to look into the grievances to improve quality education in the state.