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Removal of Non-APSTs from panchayat poll list demanded

Removal of Non-APSTs from panchayat poll list demanded

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Nov 2019 5:12 AM GMT

A Correspondent

ITANAGAR: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Students Union (AAPACSU) along with the All Yobin Students Union (AYSU) have launched an indefinite hunger strike demanding the removal of Non-APSTs “settled in Vijoynagar” from participating in panchayat elections, at IG Park here on Wednesday.

Speaking to the reporters, AAPACSU president Tana Ganesh Tara said that despite repeated submission of memorandums to the State government, till date no solution is in sight.

He said that Chief Minister Pema Khandu should resign if he can’t bring permanent solution to the issue. He also said the issue is much more damaging to the State than the implementation of CAB in the Northeast.

“The Panchayati Raj rights provided to the ex- Assam Rifles settlers does not only breach the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act but also the BEFR-1873 and Article 243 (D) of Panchayat Raj,” he added.

He said the State government should first clean up issues concerning the State and its people and then look into matters like CAB. He also said that the hunger strike will continue until the demand of the union is being addressed by the State government.

Jarjum Ete said that if the people of State don’t want CAB and PRC in the State, they should also come together to fight against the issue for the better and greater interest of the indigenous people.

Meanwhile, Yobin Welfare Society (YWS) president Disisu Yobin said that the law is equal to everyone and they still hope that the State government will look into the problems faced by the Yobins.

maining length of road for early sanctioning of the same.

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