Arunachal Student Group Holds Rally Against Tibetan Refugees

The Arunachal Student group who met the West Kemang Deputy Commissioner on Monday demanding deportation of Tibetans refugees into the the demarcated refugee camps among other demands on Friday carried out a rally in Bomdila. The rally was calling for the roll back of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 from the state.

According to the local reports, the rally carried out by Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) also went on checking residential certificates and trading licenses of the shops and building owners in the district. They have “subsequently submitted its ground findings list to the deputy commissioner and urged her to take immediate action and cancel the residential certificates and trading licenses of the illegal settlers by Monday.” said the report in North East Now on Friday.

The union further cautioned that it would take its own course of action if the same is not done and the Union members would camp at Bomdila till its demand is not met, the release added.” added the report.

Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP) 2014 amended by the Central government of India to provide a uniform policy to all the Tibetan refugees in various states of the country was adopted by other states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka. The government of Arunachal Pradesh also proposed to implement the TRP 2014 on August 12 last year.

The student group demanded the immediate roll back of the TRP 2014 for the welfare of Tibetan refugees in India while at the same time asking from the representatives of the Tibetan people to submit in written that the Tibetans will not apply for Indian citizenship. Besides the group has also demanded cancellation of trade licenses issued to Tibetan refugees and deport the refugees to demarcated refugee camps.

Following several protests against the implementation of the policy in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu assured that the Tibetan policy would not hamper the state interest or the interests of local people. The CM also requested cooperation from all the stakeholders especially the youth for the interest of the state.

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