Org threatens stir over PRC statements

ITANAGAR, Jan 25: The Nyishi Ethnic Students’ of Arunachal (NESA) has demanded that Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein take back the statements they had issued regarding granting permanent resident certificates (PRC) to non-APSTs in Namsai district as a ‘new year gift’, saying it would otherwise resort to a series of stirs.
In a memorandum it submitted to the governor on Thursday, the NESA demanded an apology from the CM and the DCM “for hurting sentiment of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh by promising to grant PRC to non-APST regardless of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.”
Referring to the agitation by non-APSTs and the law and order situation in Namsai district, the NESA demanded that the Namsai DC and SP both be transferred for not properly implementing the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014 in the district, and that violators of law in the district be booked.
“CM and DCM have been very incompetent to run the government and their announcement for PRC to non-APST has posed to be threat to indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh,” the NESA said while demanding their resignation, and threatened to announce phase-wise bandhs it its demands are not met.