Govt urged to clarify stand on Tibetan refugees

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) has urged the state government to make clear within 15 days its stand on the Tibetan refugees in the state.
Accusing the chief minister’s office of not giving proper attention to its request for a discussion on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP)-2014 in the state even after offering assurance to this effect, the SUMAA said it would not allow the Tibetan refugee issue to be prolonged. It said it would also not allow the unresolved Chakma-Hajong refugee issue “and take this revolution against the Tibetan refugees as a self-rescue mission.”
It a representation it submitted to the chief minister on Friday, the organization expressed resentment that “the CM’s protocol is busy in music festivals, food festivals and other miscellaneous events, superseding the important and dreaded issue of Tibetan refugees and its draconic effect.”
The organization also demanded a written clarification from the Tibetan refugees in the state that they would not seek Indian citizenship in the future.
The SUMAA had taken out a rally against the TRP in October last year and demanded that the policy be rolled back.