ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The ILP Issue Committee of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), which had launched ‘Operation Clean Drive (OCD)’ on 17 August against illegal immigrants and ILP violators, suspended the first phase of the operation on Sunday.
The second phase of the drive would be announced after a consultative meeting with all the district student unions (DSU), which is scheduled to be held on 23 August, OCD chairman Tatung Taga informed in a release.
The union claimed that 2205 ILP violators were detected across the state during the two-day drive.
“The number might increase when reports from all the districts are received,” the release said, adding that some of the areas in-charge and DSUs have not yet submitted reports due to communication problems.
The union demanded that the violators should immediately be deported from the state and necessary action initiated against them under the provisions of the BEFR, 1873.
“There are reports from various districts that ILP violators caught during Operation Clean Drive are being let off without any action. The authorities concerned should look into it with the right earnest,” it said.
It said representatives of the ILP Issue Committee would meet with state government representatives regarding the issue.
“It has also come to the knowledge of the union during the drive that various shopkeepers and brokers, mostly non-APSTs, were involved in issuing fake ILPs. Strict action should also be launched against them,” it said.
ILP violators detected
Meanwhile, 150 ILP violators were detected during the two-day OCD in East Siang district conducted by the All East Siang District Students’ Union with logistic support from the district administration and police.
The violators were later externed out of the district.
Further, 25 suspect persons who did not possess ILPs were detected from the Pasighat main market area on 18 August. The matter was brought to the notice of the police for further necessary action. (With DIPRO input)