Arunachal: AAPSU to take up issue of offspring of Non-APST father using APST benefits

AAPSU to take up the issue of offspring of APST mother and non-APST father taking benefit of the state govt.


Itanagar

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) to take up the issue of offspring of APST mother and non-APST father taking benefit of the state govt, Said AAPSU President Hawa Bagang.

Bagang said that the issue of offspring of APST mother and non-APST father having ST certificate unlike the indigenous  tribals is a serious issue.

He informed to the media that ” various issues were discussed in an consultative meeting organised by the premier student organisation held on Saturday at DK convention Hall here at IG Park wherein community Based Organisation, students’ union, NGO and civil societies to draw their opinions and to find strong mechanism on two core issues, one is the launching  of  2nd phase of operation clean drive (OCD) and  the second is offspring of APST Mother and Non-APST Father enjoying full benefits as an APST.

 During press conference held at Arunachal Press Club, AAPSU GS Tobom Dai informed that the both the topics were open for discussion before the house to draw members opinion  so that strong mechanism can be achieve.

The house also decided that two months shall be given to all District Students’ Union and civil societies, NGOs to identify such offspring from the date of intimation by AAPSU, GS Dai informed.

AAPSU shall also pursue the matter with the State Government to bring up appropriate law in the State Assembly on the issue of children of APST Mother and Non-APST Father enjoying full benefits as an APST Non-APST father, Dai added while mentioning that this decision was also taken by the house present.

AAPSU demanded  a  total ban on rampant slaughter of Mithun for commercial purpose in Market, a rare species, except to certain exception in respect of traditional and customary practices.

AAPSU  also demanded legal action on hunting and selling of Wild Life Animals and Birds in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

We would make sure that on this we would approach the government to make law so that those involved in hunting must be punished along with those consuming it, said AAPSU president.

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