Sit-in protest staged over suspension of RPCs

[ Pisi Zauing ]

DIYUN, 6 Aug: A two-hour sit-in protest organised jointly by Chakma and Hajong community-based organisations passed off peacefully here in Changlang district on Saturday.

The dharna was organised in protest against the state government’s decision to suspend all the residential proof certificates (RPC) issued to Chakma and Hajong individuals till date.

The state government has also suspended issuing of fresh RPCs.

Demanding immediate revocation of the suspension order, leaders of the two communities said that hundreds of unemployed Chakma and Hajong youths have applied for jobs under the centrally sponsored Agnipath scheme.

“If the suspension order is not revoked immediately, our unemployed youths would not be in a position to get jobs without residential proof certificates,” the leaders

said, and urged the state government to revoke the suspension order immediately.

Meanwhile, the enquiry committee constituted by the state government has started enquiry into the allegation of issuing of RPCs to Chakmas and Hajongs in Changlang district. Two representatives of the AAPSU are also members of the committee.

The committee will submit its preliminary report by 15 August and the detailed final report by 15 September.