From Our Correspondent
Itagar, May 27: Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering has written a letter to Prime Minister render Modi to protect the rights and the cultural heritage of the people of Aruchal Pradesh.
Citing the grave situation arising after declaration of the Chakma and Hajong refugees as the citizens of India, Ering in his letter written recently said, “The population of Aruchal Pradesh is very scarce and the inclusion of Chakma and Hajong will destabilize the local tribes in these areas. As Changlang and adjoining areas come under my Parliamentary constituency there is serious concern in regard to the recent decision of the central government.”
“Aruchal Pradesh Schedule Tribes are protected by BEFR-1873 which does not allow anyone who is not an ST of Aruchal Pradesh to settle or purchase land in the state,” the letter further read.
Referring to his objection raised several times in the Parliament regarding the issue of citizenship and settlement of the Chakma and Hajong in Aruchal Pradesh, the MP said “We have no objection if the Centre grants them citizenship and resettle them in other parts of India.”