Tribal students' outfit leads anti-CAA protests in Arunachal
Itanagar, Jan 20 (PTI) Demanding clarification on the
status of the Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state, the All
Arunachal Tribal Students' Union (AATSU) on Monday took out a
protest march from Tennis Court in IG Park to the Raj Bhavan
The outfit asked the state government to make the
public aware of the ramifications of the Citizenship
(Amendment) Act in the context of Arunachal Pradesh.
"The Narendra Modi government is trying to overburden
the tribal people of the state with refugees," said AATSU
president Techi Taba.
The state has been witnessing a huge influx of people
in the last few years, necessitating a stricter Inner Line
Permit system, he added.
"We don't want any CAA in Arunachal and CAA is not at
all in the interest of the tribal and indigenous people of the
state," Taba said.
Stating that the Northeast is not a dumping ground for
illegal migrants from Bangladesh, Taba asked Chief Minister
Pema Khandu to disclose the progress or updates of the state
government's petition in the Supreme Court on the Chakma-
"Arunachal is a pure tribal state and implementation
of the CAA will disturb its cultural heritage and tradition,"
The outfit also announced its second phase of protest
on January 22 and appealed to like-minded people and senior
citizens to participate. PTI UPL