IFCSAP vows to safeguard interest of indigenous people

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, July 6: The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) has vowed to fight tooth and nail to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people of the state.

IFCSAP president Tajom Tasung demanded of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to immediately withdraw his recent statement to repeal the Arunachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 1978 and instead implement the Act to protect the indigenous people of state.

Stating that the AP Freedom of Religion Act, 1978 was enacted to safeguard the ethnic tribes of Arunachal from being marginalized by the well established religions such as Hindu, Muslim and Christian on communal lines, the IFCSAP president asserted that the state government should rather implement the Act in letter and spirit for the greater interest of the state and its people. The IFCSAP, which had submitted a representation to the Governor seeking latter’s attention on CM’s statement, further informed that they would soon call on Khandu and press for immediate withdrawal of his statement.