ULFA (I) Seeks PRC For People of Assam Residing In Arunachal Pradesh
ULFA (I) chief, Baruah stated that the "legacies of countless families are now being questioned and reduced to a piece of paper".
GUWAHATI: The ULFA (I) has urged the Arunachal government to grant a permanent residence certificate for the Assamese origin citizens residing in the border state.
In a letter addressed to Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday, ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah, to take effective steps in granting the Assamese residents PRC, "Arunachal Pradesh has always been kind to its Assamese speaking community over the years. However, Assamese speakers, who are natives of the land and have been living there for generations before NEFA (North-East Frontier Agencies) 1972, are now in danger of patriation," the letter written by Baruah read.
Baruah stated that the "legacies of countless families are now being questioned and reduced to a piece of paper".
"The native Assamese speakers of Arunachal Pradesh have been denied the right to obtain their Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC)," he said.
"Therefore, I would like to humbly request the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate," he added.
"It is an earnest request on our behalf that the Assamese people native of Arunachal Pradesh granted PRC," he further said.
Notably earlier, for the first time in 40 years, had not to call for 'Assam Bandh' on August 15, keeping in view the current pandemic situation.
The outfit also demanded the Centre to amend the Constitution of India to felicitate a dialogue with the outfit. ULFA-I cited the second article of the Treaty of Yandaboo, which was signed on February 24, 1826, between the East India Company and Burma.
ULFA-I said that according to the second article of the treaty, Burma and East India Company had accepted the sovereignty of Assam and was not transferred to British India.