PRC issue gains momentum in state
ACR supports AAPSU, questions the legitimacy of PRC
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The voices against grant of PRC to non APST in Lohit and Changlang is gaining momentum.
Arunachal Citizens Right (ACR) endorsing rally proposed by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union to protest against the issue of PRC to non APST has said that state govt is confusing the people of the state. Its Chairman, Bamang Tago asked which order of the Supreme Court the government was referring to while adding that even if Apex Court had passed such an order or directives, it is the prime duty of the state government to file a counter affidavit to protect the interest of its people. The people of Arunachal can’t be victim of democracy, he said.
He said that Bengal Regulation of 1873 is still enforced in the state while adding that there are thousands of non Arunachalees who have been settled prior to 1964.
He further added that “in true sense, Arunachal people are not a party to who says “We the People of India” in the preamble because N.E.F.A (Arunachal Pradesh) amalgamated to Indian system much after 26 January 1950. However, Arunachalees have been loyal and abide by the Indian constitution therefore it should be the duty of Indian judiciary or the constitution to protect the rights and privilege of the Arunachalees, he said.
Meanwhile, All East Siang District Students Union (AESDU) is going to organize a symbolic rally passing through heart of Pasighat town on 29th of this month to protest against state government’s decision to grant permanent residential certificate (PRC) to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang districts. Union has urged all the residents of Pasighat and nearby areas to join in this protest rally. In a press statement AESDU stated that protest rally is being taken out in solidarity with AAPSU’s propose rally against granting of PRC to non-APST which will be held on 28th of this month. AAPSU is going to take out protest rally on 28th of this month which will start from Akashdeep market and culminate at Chief Minister’s bungalow.
Meanwhile, a meeting was convened at Bordumsa town to discuss about PRC issue today. The meeting presided over by Wangpha Tinki, president of All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union unanimously decided that people of these two districts will fight against grant of PRC to non APST.
Representatives from All Mishmi Students Union, All Tai Khampti Singpho Students Union, District Students Union of Changlang and various regional youth organizations took part in the meeting.
Joining AAPSU, various student bodies of these two districts will organize protest rally on 28th of this month at district headquarter of both Lohit and Changlang. Student bodies of Lohit and Changlang have appealed to student organizations like ANSU, GSU, AdiSu, ATSU and civil society groups like NES, GWS, Adi-Bane Kebang and ACR to support people of these two districts to fight against the draconian order of granting PRC to non-APST in Lohit and Changlang.
All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (AHSU) has extended its support to the AAPSU movement against the Govt decision to grant PRC to non-APSTs in Lohit and Changlang district. While condemning the Govt decision on PRC, the union said the controversial issue has further strengthened its resolve to check illegal possession of PRC certificates by outsiders in West Kameng district.
Source: The Arunachal Times