By Manoj Singh
SUMAA (Student’s United Movement of All Arunachal Pradesh ) on Tuesday took out a protest Rally in protest against the government’s decision to implement the Centres Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014.
Slogan shouting SUMAA activists marched from Ganga to Mithun Gate in Itanagar Capital Complex with banners and posters that demanded roll back of the government’s decision.
The SUMAA asserted that indigenous tribal population of the state would suffer if the policy was implemented.
Talking to reporters SUMAA president Tagru Tame said that “We will continue to protest till the government rolls back its decision on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy,”
However in a official communication the district administration had on Monday declared the rally as “illegal”.
It must be mention here that the Arunachal Pradesh has the fourth largest population of Tibetans in India.
The state cabinet, during its August 12 sitting, had decided to implement the central policy.
According to the guidelines of the policy, Tibetans would be allowed to undertake economic activities relevant permits would be issued to them. The policy would also allow them to take up jobs if they were professionally qualified.
The state government had issued a statement yesterday stating that it would look into the interest of the state and its indigenous population before implementing the policy.