FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 30: The All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today demanded the state government to initiate an enquiry into the incident of violence at Diyun in Changlang district yesterday where Hajong refugees reportedly vandalize the office of the extra assistant commissioner (EAC).
At least two people reportedly injured following police firing at Diyun in Changlang district after Hajong refugees attacked the office of the EAC following a hearing pertaining to demarcation of a new Hajong village.
Condemning the incident in strongest terms, AAPSU President Kamta Lapung in a statement said that the state government should immediately deploy additiol forces to bring the situation under control. “The incident is an evidence which exposed the real character of the Chakma-Hajong refugees residing in the state,” Lapung said adding, the state government should not take the incident lightly but should vigorously pursue the refugee issue with the Centre.
The apex students’ body also urged the state government to immediately file a curative petition against the Supreme Court order to confer citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.
The Apex court in its order on September 17 last year has asked the Centre and Aruchal 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 incident should open eyes of the Supreme Court which issued an one-sided directive in favour of the refugees,” Lapung said.
A team of the AAPSU led by Lapung is visiting Diyun tomorrow to assess the ground situation.