CONG ASKED NOT TO POLITICISE CHAKMA-HARONG ISSUE
Itanagar, Sept. 16: Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday asked the opposition Congress to stop politicising the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue and to work together for a logical solution. The Union home ministry's recent decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in northeast has evoked resentment in the state. Apex students’ body of the state, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, has called for a statewide dawn-to-dusk bandh on September 19. “It is time that all political parties should join hands for a solution to the vexed issue,” state government spokesman Passang Dorjee Sona told a press conference. He also urged the Congress to work with the state government for a result instead of giving the issue a political colour. Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee on September 14 criticised the Centre's decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.