APCC writes to Governor on refugee issue

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in a six-point memorandum to Governor, Dr B D Mishra has opposed granting of citizenship to Chakmas and Hajongs in Arunachal Pradesh.
Stating that the Congress endorsed the resolution adopted by All Party Meeting on June 19, 2017, the APCC urged the Central Govt to review and re-constitute the High Power Committee (HPC) headed by Joint Secretary (Home) on Chakma & Hajong refugee issue. The HPC constituted by UPA Government had representatives from State Govt, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and from Chakma & Hajong but dialogue process has stopped since then, the party said.
On Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP), the APCC said that the consent of the state Govt. and its people were not taken when new policy was adopted by the NDA Govt. in 2014, particularly in the matter of expansion of TRP areas and issue of trading licenses to Tibetan refugees.
Stating that the party will always work for human rights protection including refugee and foreigners, the Congress party agrees to renewal of old TRP with 3 designated camps including Tenzing Gaon, Tezu and Miao-Bordumsa. However, the party vehemently opposes the issue of new trading licenses to the refugees.
The APCC also demanded the intervention of the Governor on the alleged high level scam in the wake of composite sanction by State finance Department and also demanded a separate SIT to unearth the alleged fake appointment scam in the Health Department.
The Congress also appealed to the Governor to direct State Govt. to recruit the local indigenous people to the 100 posts of teacher under “Bhoti” language in Tawang and West Kameng districts. The Congress party is not against introduction of Bhoti as the 3rd language among the Monpas and Sherdukpens, but under no circumstances, any refugee be recruited under this policy, the memorandum said.
The APCC further said that the law and order situation in the state is deteriorating since the formation of the present government.
“Hundred of mysterious deaths are reported from every nook and corner of the state which is opening up a “Pandora box” to internal security,” the memorandum added.