AAPSU submits resolutions to GoAP, demands ‘offspring law’

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Monday submitted the resolutions it adopted in its recently held federal assembly to Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The assembly, which was held in Tezu, Lohit, on 27 and 28 December, 2018, held wide-ranging discussions on various issues of state’s importance and students’ welfare, and adopted several resolutions for immediate action from the state as well as the central government.
The issue of offspring of APST mothers and non-APST fathers also came up for discussion.
The assembly strongly felt the need of a stringent ‘offspring law’, so that such persons cannot avail the rights and benefits of APSTs through fraudulent means.
“There have been numerous reports of such offspring getting APST certificates through dubious means,” the AAPSU said in its memorandum to the chief minister, and demanded enactment of the law in the coming assembly session.
“The issue was also discussed and a resolution in this regard was adopted in a joint consultative meeting with all the DSUs, community-based student organizations, community-based organizations, various NGOs, political parties, etc, on 15 September, 2018, at Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre, Itanagar, where it was strongly felt need of enacting a strong legislation by the state government to contain this menace,” the memorandum said.
Some other resolutions adopted in the assembly were creation and establishment of a separate department for strict vigilance and monitoring
of refugee affairs; enactment of a permanent land law for Arunachal Pradesh; strict monitoring of infiltration at Dirak check gate, Namsai; establishment of police stations at all controversial places that share boundaries with Assam; cancellation of APST certificates, jobs etc, obtained by the refugees; establishment of a paramilitary force camp in Khatan village in Lohit district to check and minimize underground activities and Chakma and Hajong extremists; persuasion for an amicable solution to the controversial boundary issue in Dolumukh area in Kamle district and Kanubari and Hasse Russa areas in Longding district under the banner of the AAPSU; demand for an independent state project director for effective implementation of schemes under the Integrated Scheme for School Education.
On the education sector, the resolutions adopted include demand for transfer and posting of regular principals, headmasters and subject teachers as per the survey report submitted by the DSUs; immediate recruitment of teachers against the sanctioned posts; proper demarcation of the boundaries of all government educational institutions like schools, colleges, universities, etc; creation of commerce, science and humanity streams as per the requirement in various institutions; immediate posting of teaching faculties in various colleges and universities; immediate development of infrastructure for Arunachal University, Pasighat; immediate appointment and posting of regular administrative officers like registrar, controller of examination and other subordinate officers, etc, at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and Arunachal University as per the requirements placed by the DSUs; creation of more departments; increasing the intake capacity of various departments; and making RGU a fully residential one.
The private members’ resolution adopted in the assembly included demand for unconditional disposal of all the pending cases of AAPSU activists; strong persuasion for renaming the Jote Law College as Jarbom Gamlin Law College of Arunachal Pradesh; rigorous persuasion with the Centre regarding a water treaty between India and China with regard to rivers of Arunachal Pradesh which originate in China, in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh government; amendment of the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act 1986 under Article 371 (H), which contains the provision against democratic norms and constitutional principles for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
The federal assembly of the AAPSU also adopted a resolution for vigorous persuasion for additional insertion of constitutional provisions for protection of the people Arunachal Pradesh, like absolute ownership of land, rivers, natural resources-forest, minerals, etc.
It also adopted a resolution to oppose the granting of PRCs to non-tribal and non-native people residing in Arunachal Pradesh.
Representatives from all the 23 district student unions, the Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi, the Arunachal Students’ Union Shillong, and the Guwahati Arunachal Students’ Union attended the federal assembly.
Meanwhile, the AAPSU has lodged a complaint of misusing the public exchequer by the capital complex deputy commissioner in the construction of four-lane highway, and demanded his immediate suspension.