Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has urged the state government to immediately file a curative petition in the wake of the Supreme Court order to confer citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.
The Apex court in its order on September 17 in 2015 had asked the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh to immediately confer citizenship on the Chakma and Hajong refugees who have been living in the frontier state for nearly half a century.
The students’ body of the state in a meeting held here on Saturday resolved to visit Khatan area under Lohit district in order to see the ground realities, a statement from AAPSU President Kamta Lapung informed here today.
The union in the meeting while opposing granting of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Mishing community residing in the state, further decided to hold a meeting with the office bearers of ABK in this regard.
In order to strengthen the communal harmony among the home-grown people of Arunachal Pradesh, the meeting resolved to organise the fourth Inter-Tribe Youth Festival in the month of July next and accordingly selected Biru Nasi, Suraj Tayem, Tanya Agu and Ashing Sonam as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Coordinator for the event.
“AAPSU believes that such festival will be a bridge for bringing the tribes of the state under one umbrella,” the statement said.