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AAPSU wants MLA, DC to quit for RPC to Chakma-Hajongs

According to the AAPSU more than 500 RPCs have been issued to the Chakma-Hajongs till date.

Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has served a 15-day ultimatum to the state government on its five-point demand regarding the residential proof certificates (RPC) issued to Chakma-Hajong people of Diyun-Bordumsa in Changlang district.

AAPSU president Dozi Tana Tara on Monday said the union has demanded the immediate resignation of Bordumsa-Diyun MLA Somlung Mossang, accusing him of facilitating RPCs to the Chakma-Hajongs.

Dozi, who was addressing a press conference at the Press Club here, also claimed to have video evidence of the accusation.

“AAPSU will never tolerate any conspiracy against the indigenous people of the state and it has been raising its voice against the Chakma-Hajong settlement issue since day one,” Dozi said.

He said that the minister should be stripped of all benefits enjoyed as people’s representative for conspiring against the indigenous people of the state.

The union also demanded the immediate cancellation of the RPCs issued.

More than 500 RPCs have been issued to the Chakma-Hajongs of Diyun-Bordumsa area to date, which is against the interest of the indigenous people of the state, the AAPSU leader said.

Citing a survey conducted by the union, Dozi said one Robin Chakma was appointed illegally as a lower division clerk at the EAC office, Diyun. The AAPSU demanded his immediate termination and arrest.

He said the EAC, when asked how a Chakma was appointed in the administrative office, informed the union that the man was appointed with the help of the local representative.

“We also demand the suspension of the EAC and the Changlang DC for issuing RPC to the Chakma-Hajong settlers in the area,” Dozi said.

Constitution of a committee with two AAPSU members to inquire into the involvement of all the officers in issuing RPC and the booking of the errant officials and the local MLA under the National Security Act are the other demands of the union.

 “We will resort to a state-wide indefinite strike if our demands are not met within 15 days,” Dozi said.

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