The Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) endorses the “Operation Clean Drive” campaign of the Tawang District Students’ Union (TDSU) and its demand for cancellation of Scheduled Tribe Certificates issued to Tibetan refugees. The Foundation also condemns the concerned authorities for their carelessness and lackadaisical approach towards such an important issue and urges the government to take up the matter very seriously.
There might be many refugees who have obtained Scheduled Tribe certificates through fraudulent means. It is very unfortunate that there is no proper mechanism of the state government to check and ascertain such illegalities. It is suspected that a good number of Tibetan refugees are serving under the state government in pivotal positions. There are also families who enjoy the benefits of refugee as well as the APST. Further, it has also been found that some individuals are serving under the government of Arunachal Pradesh in various capacities, whereas their siblings are residing in foreign nations by availing the facilities of refugees.
Therefore, Green Arunachal Foundation appeals to the Arunachalee brethren to raise voice on the matter.