ITANAGAR: The All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) on Monday welcomed the statement made by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju to relocate the Chakma and Hajong communities from the State.
Speaking to the reporters, ANSU general secretary Gora Rikam said that the vexed Chakma and Hajong issue was a long-pending unresolved issue of the State, for which many student leaders and others had sacrificed their lives.
"As human beings, we respect them, and we have even offered them our lands and facilities as guest since the last six decades but now they (Chakma & Hajong) have to leave this place," Rikam said. "Chakma and Hajong are here temporarily, and the people of Arunachal will never accept them as indigenous people. Moreover, it is a good gesture for them to resolve the long-pending issue and support the decision for relocation," he said.
Further, Rikam also condemned the recent letter from ULFA (I) addressed to the Chief Minister to grant PRC to Assamese natives residing in Arunachal. "How far the letter is authentic we don't know, but ULFA(I) should not interfere in the internal matters of Arunachal Pradesh and refrain from issuing any statement that is not possible to be implemented in Arunachal," he said.