Arunachal- Meet convened on Chakma – Hajong refugee issue

Itanagar

An all party meeting convened by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Monday unanimously decided to move the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to revive the Joint High Powered Committee on Chakma and Hajong refugee issue.

The meeting was called by the Chief minister Pema Khandu to discuss the issues relating to granting of citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.

In the meeting it was also decided that the minutes of the decisions of the all party meet would be put forth before the State High Powered Committee on Chakma- Hajong Refugee Issue headed by the Hon’ble Chief Minister.

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Representatives from BJP, INC, PPA, Trinamool Congress, NCP, Aam Admi Party and All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union participated and shared their views on the topic in the marathon meeting that stretched to six hours.

The CM was joined by his cabinet colleagues, all the advisors, Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh and his legal group, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Political), Secretary (Political) and IGPs during the meeting.

 Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also attended the All  Party Meeting.

The house unanimously supported the steps initiated by the state government and pinned hope for a positive and lasting solution to the vexed issue.

It was unanimously resolved to exhaust all legal means to defend and  protect the interests of the indigenous tribes within the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the matter decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in respect of grant of citizenship to Chakma and Hajongs.