CM Pema Khandu had recently announced to form a consultative committee to safeguard the rights and interest of the indigenous people of the state during a public rally.
Standing firm to his commitment, Chief Minister Pema Khandu constituted a consultative committee to safeguard the rights of the indigenous people of Arunachal following the central government’s proposal for enactment of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
In an official order issued late today evening, a consultative committee has been constituted consisting of the following members
1-Bamang Felix , Minister (Home,Political etc.) – Chairman
2-Ninong Ering , MLA,37- Pasighat West , – Member
3. Tapuk Taku , MLA, 10-Seppa East- Member
4-Kardo Nyigor , MLA , 28-Likabali – Member
5- Kento Jini , MLA,31-Aalo East- Member
6- Hayeng Mangfi , MLA, 9-Chayangtajo- Member
7- Kardak Ete ,Sr. Addl. Advocate General ,Govt. of AP -Member
8-Kaling Tayeng , Commissioner (Home/Political)- Member
9-Mrs. Sadhna Deori , Secretary , GA/DA – Member Secretary
The consultative committee will conduct meetings with all stakeholders including Community based Organisations, Student Organisations, political parties and other organisations/individuals etc. They will give recommendations on the issue, in respect of the safeguards enshrined in the Constitution of India, Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act of 1873 and Chin Hill Regulations Act of 1896 and other acts and rules in place protecting the interests of indigenous people of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The recommendations highlighting the concerns of the people regarding the impending Citizenship amendment Bill would be submitted to the State Govt., which will be further presented to the concerned ministry, so as to ensure that adequate provisions are incorporated in the aforesaid bill safeguarding the interests of the people of the state.
It is worth mentioning that in light of the possibility of Citizenship Amendment bill expected to be tabled in the Parliament of India in the ensuing winter session, there is an apprehension among the indigenous people of the state regarding protection of indigenous rights of the APSTs in the aforesaid bill. During a recent meeting of NEDA at Guwahati, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah had assured that the concerns of the people of the North Eastern states will be incorporated in the Citizenship Amendment Bill and has sought suggestions in the regard.
It may also be mentioned that Khandu had recently announced to form a consultative committee to safeguard the rights and interest of the indigenous people of the state during a public rally.
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