JHPC holds meeting on PRC issue in Changlang

CHANGLANG, Dec 17: The joint high power committee (JHPC) on the PRC issue on Monday held a meeting here with the indigenous people and non-APSTs settled in Changlang district to take opinions from them on the issue of granting PRCs to non-APST communities residing in the state.
Addressing the meeting, JHPC chairman Nabam Rebia reiterated that “the sentiment and interests of the indigenous people will be taken care of while solving the PRC issue, taking their views.”
Rebia, who is also the Environment & Forests Minister, invited suggestions from the members of both the parties to find a mechanism collectively, “so that it will not affect both the communities in the future.”
Representative of the Gorkha, Deori, Ahom and Sonowal Kachari communities, the Changlang District Students’ Union, the Tangsa Students’ Union, the TCL People’s Forum, and the Singpho Youth and Tutsa Welfare Society attended the meeting.
They took part in the discussions and shared their views and suggestions before the visiting team.
State PPA CWC chairman Kamen Ringu, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang and AAPSU general secretary Tobom Dai also spoke.
Representatives of various non-APST communities also submitted memorandums to the JPHC.
Earlier, the JHPC team visited Vijaynagar circle and heard the views of the ex-servicemen settlers and the Lisus there on granting of PRCs to the non-APST communities residing in the circle.