• Rajasthan

    Cong 94
    BJP 80
    RLM 0
    OTH 25
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 109
    BJP 110
    BSP 6
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 60
    BJP 21
    JCC 8
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 89
    TDP-Cong 22
    BJP 2
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 29
    Cong 6
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Citizenship to Chakmas: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee takes a dig at Centre

By: | Published: September 14, 2017 7:09 PM

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today criticized the Centre's decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.

Arunchal, Arunchal Pradesh Congress, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Congress, Chakma, Hajong, Arunachal Refugees, Takam SanjoyEx-Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki (Photo: PTI)

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today criticized the Centre’s decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state. The party demanded the Centre to revive the High Power Standing Committee on refugees constituted during the UPA-II regime. Addressing reporters here, APCC president Takam Sanjoy while criticizing Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju for putting the blame on the Congress for giving settlement to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state, said the Congress never granted citizenship to the refugees.

“During 1964, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on humanitarian grounds gave temporary settlement to the Chakmas and Hajongs who were displaced from Bangladesh but there is no written document of the Indira-Mujibur pact as alleged by Rijiju,” he said. He added that in 1964, Arunachal Pradesh was not a full-fledged state but was known as North East Frontier Agency and was under the control of external affairs ministry. He also criticized the state government for failing to circulate the minutes of the all-party meeting on Chakma and Hajong even after two months of its commencement.

Referring to the recent decision of the state cabinet to implement the Tibetan Refugee Rehabilitation Policy 2014 in the state, Sanjoy said, “When they are given refugee status they should remain as refugees.” The APCC also demanded a white paper on the earlier Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy and the recent one.

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