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Sat, 21 Oct 2017

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Chakma and Hajongs Issue: All Party Meeting Held in Arunachal

Chakma and Hajongs Issue: All Party Meeting Held in Arunachal
June 19
21:38 2017

An all party meeting was convened by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu at the CM’s conference hall on Monday to discuss the issues relating to Chakma and Hajong.

Representatives from BJP, INC, PPA, Trinamool Congress, NCP, Aam Admi Party and All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) participated and shared their views on the topic in the marathon meeting that stretched to six hours.

The CM was joined by his cabinet colleagues, all the advisors, Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh and his legal group, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Political), Secretary (Political) and IGPs during the meeting. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju also attended the meeting.

The house unanimously supported the steps initiated by the state government and pinned hope for a positive and lasting solution to the vexed issue. The all party meet unanimously decided to move the Ministry of Home Affairs to revive the Joint High Powered Committee. It was also decided that the minutes of the decisions of the all party meet would be put forth before the State High Powered Committee on Chakma- Hajong Refugee Issue headed by the Chief Minister.

It was unanimously resolved to exhaust all legal means to defend and protect the interests of the indigenous tribes within the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the matter decided by the Supreme Court in respect of grant of citizenship to Chakma and Hajongs.

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