ITANAGAR: The apex students' organisation of Arunachal Pradesh -- AAPSU (All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union) has strongly opposed the draft proposal of the 'Arunachal Pradesh Marriage & Inheritance of Properties Bill-2021'.
Terming the Bill as ''contentious'', AAPSU said that adoption of the Bill by the State Assembly will create various problems for the citizens of the State in the future.
The draft proposal of the Bill has been under the public scanner since July. A meeting was also held two days- under Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) where AAPSU was has also attended that meeting and since then AAPSU opposing the Clause- 39 of the said Bill, said General Secretary , AAPSU Tobom Dai . He also added that, Clause- 39 of the said Bill is outrageously degrading the sole mission of AAPSU to protect the rights of the indigenous people.
General Secretary, AAPSU Tobom Dai further added, 'Opposing the draft proposal bill doesn't meant APPSU is against the sister or women section of Arunachal Pradesh, whereas in our tribal society, it is far much better than other part of the country in terms of gender equality. However, this Bill shows grim picture like suppression, inequality toward women in Arunachal, so women commission and NGOs who are working for the upliftment of the women should work on it as we know that how much privileges and rights are there for our sisters.
President, AAPSU- Hawa Bagang urged the state government to immediately publish the draft of Offspring of Non-APST men married to APST women.
The meeting on offspring issue was held many times under the Chairmanship of Minister Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs – Alo Libang , so its high time to public the draft as soon as possible. We have no objection if there is law for the upliftment of APST women but we are totally against any bill which gives rights inheritance rights to APST women-married to Non-APST, stated AAPSU President.