CM Khandu Assures Tibetan Policy Not Hampers State Interests

CM Khandu assures Tibetan Policy (Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014) not hampers state interest to the delegates of Students Union Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) on Thursday in Itanagar. The delegates of SUMAA called on the Chief Minister to express their concerns over the implementation of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Khandu after giving a patient hearing reiterated that no policy or programme will be implemented in the state which is detrimental or hamper the interest and rights of indigenous population.” said the news report by the Economic Times.

The SUMAA organized a rally in the capital to protest against the TRP, shouting against the Tibetan refugees on Tuesday. They every warned on going to check the documents of Tibetans living in the state which the District Magistrate declared it as illegal by constitution. The SUMAA claims that the TRP for around 7K Tibetans in the state is threatening the livelihood of indigenous people of the state.

Study Body Rallies Against Tibetan Refugees In Arunachal Pradesh
Study Body Rallies Against Tibetan Refugees In Arunachal Pradesh

“He said that there is a general misconception on TRP. Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy formulated and adopted by Government of India for all the states having Tibetan settlements is yet to be implemented in the state of Arunachal Pradesh till date.” added the report.

“Any policy decision taken by the state govt will keep the state’s interest paramount” the CM assured with utmost conviction.

While CM Khandu assures Tibetan policy would not hamper the state interest, he also briefed the delegation that the TRP will be broadly discussed with all stakeholders and it will also be taken up in the up coming assembly session for discussion. The CM also requested cooperation from all the stakeholders especially the youth for the interest of the state.

Policy guideline makes a clear policy statement that Tibetans may be allowed to undertake any economic activity and to that extent, relevant papers/trade license/permit may be issued to them. The policy also says that Tibetan Refugees may also be permitted to pursue/take jobs in any field for which they are professionally qualified. These could be fields like nursing, teaching, Chartered Accountancy, medicine, engineering etc

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