Chakma citizenship will cause social unrest, warns Arunachal student body

Any attempt to undermine or trample the indigenous peoples’ rights by way of granting citizenship rights to the Chakma and Hajong refugees of East Pakistan origin in Arunachal Pradesh would trigger social unrest in the state, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has said.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: September 15, 2017 6:06 am

Any attempt to undermine or trample the indigenous peoples’ rights by way of granting citizenship rights to the Chakma and Hajong refugees of East Pakistan origin in Arunachal Pradesh would trigger social unrest in the state, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) said on Thursday.

Reacting strongly against the Centre’s decision to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, the state’s apex students’ body also described it as “very unfortunate” and complained that the Centre was treating the indigenous communities of Arunachal Pradesh as second-class citizens.

“The Centre’s reported decision to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees in our state is very unfortunate. It amounts to treating the indigenous people of a strategic frontier state as second class citizens of the country,” AAPSU general secretary Tobom Dai said in Itanagar.

“Granting citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in Arunachal Pradesh will not only lead to granting them political rights, but will also have far-reaching ramifications in the socio-political fabric of the state,” Dai said.

Pointing out that the decision would also trigger off social unrest ‘until and unless the rights of the indigenous people are adequately protected and safeguarded,’ the AAPSU leader also announced its decision to launch a state-wide agitation against the Centre’s move.

“We had always expected that justice would be delivered to the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh, but the Centre’s decision is very unfortunate. This new development will also trample upon our rights,” he said. The AAPSU leader also hit out at both Congress and BJP, and said both parties were to be equally blamed for the developments that would push the tribal communities of Arunachal Pradesh to the brink.

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    Hakikat
    Sep 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    If not heard SC or government it is better to call PLA to help us. New Kashmir Valley has developed in state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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      BM
      Sep 15, 2017 at 4:08 am
      Very strange statement from AAPSU. Arunachal is full of Bangladeshi illegal migrants, other Muslims and Christians and they are scared of Buddhists and Hindus.
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        Hindu
        Sep 15, 2017 at 12:13 am
        Does anyone understand the startling statistics that in india above the age of 70 hardly 4-5 percent are muslims , and 25 percent of new borns in India are muslims
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          Hindu
          Sep 15, 2017 at 12:05 am
          Hindus( and all non muslim Indians ) are now melting their hearts for rohingyas . The demand for a separate islamic state for rohingyas are 70 years old . Had the burmeese been passive like the hindus then burma would have been separated and Pakistan would have got another third land . But it did not happen due to the uprightness of the Burmeeses . I am not of that age , but search in google or going to library will tell this thing . even Jinnah was involved in it and Jinnah said that look burmeese are not like Hindus so I cannot do anything . This is good for Burma that the rohingyas are gone otherwise they would perhaps get what they wanted through demographic divident . As far as India is concerned today one in every four child born is islamic because the muslim population is tilted at the bottom . If things carry on like this the day is not far when India will be islamic country. It will happen at a tipping point when the muslim population will become 45 percent or so .
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            sri.s
            Sep 14, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            The Christian lobby of north-east in action.
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