The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) on Thursday sought clarification from the state and center government about the fate of Chakma and Hajong settled in the state, following parliament cleared the citizenship Amendment Bill-2019 on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference here today, General Secretary, AAPSU, Tobom Dai, asked the Center to explain whether the Chakma and Hajong refugees would be excluded from the purview of the CAB and ILP would be extended to them if they were granted citizenship. AAPSU leader clearly said that ” they will never accept the exemption of Chakma and Hajong refugees from ILP”.
Justifying the demands, Dai said the union wanted a clear cut statement in the burning matter because, the state government and the Center’s stance towards refugees is not clear to them.
He also reiterated that AAPSU has been fighting against Chakma and Hajong refugees for decades and will continue to fight against it till the issue resolves.
President, AAPSU, Hawa Bagang urged the state government to intensify the ILP checking in every check gate across the state to check the influx of illegal migrants in the wake of the passage of the bill.
Criticizing the MPs, Tapir Gao and Kiren Rijiju, Bagang accused the duo of sacrificing the sentiment of the indigenous people at the cost of selfish politics.
He lamented that the two MPs whom people elected as their representatives at parliament instead of opposing the bill have given their full support to the bill.
Furthermore, AAPSU also appealed to the Assamese community to help commuters from Arunachal stranded at various places under Assam due to unannounced bandh call.