CONG ASKED NOT TO POLITICISE CHAKMA-HARONG IS­SUE

The Asian Age - - Nation -

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.

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