FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, October 18: The People’s Party of Aruchal (PPA) took strong exception to the absence of senior political leaders of the state, including the three Parliamentarians, during the rally organized by All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in protest against the Supreme Court (SC) verdict directing the State Government to grant citizenship and settlement rights to the Chakma and Hajong refugees.
Hailing the protest rally as positive beginning in the battle against the refugee issue, PPA in a press release stated that absence of senior state leaders representing tiol political parties during the rally was very unfortute and highly disappointing.
“Since this issue can only be solved through sincere political dialogues with the active involvement of the Central Government, the active participation of all the three Parliamentarians representing the state in Delhi is very important. They can’t just be silent spectators to this great historical tragedy” the party said.
The party also said that all the members of parliaments from the state should be made members of the Core Committee constituted by AAPSU to spearhead the movement against the refugees. “We just can’t leave this sensitive movement in the hands of the student community alone,” the party said.
“Every Aruchalee should feel that this refugee problem is their own problem and everybody must come out openly in support of this cause,” the party added.
Meanwhile, the Aruchalee students studying in Madhya Pradesh extended their whole-hearted support to the AAPSU protest rally in Delhi and called upon fellow citizens to rise to the occasion and fight against the unpopular SC judgment, stated Aruchal Students Union of Madhya Pradesh.