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The decision of the government of Arunachal to adopt Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy
Act for Tibetans living in the state is being opposed by the people of Arunachal.
The Central Government had formalized the Act in 2014. Arunachal has followed the
state of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh who has already adopted this act. Tibetans
along with Chakma and Hajong consist biggest block of refugees living in Arunachal.
There are several Tibetan settlements across the state and they are provided with
health care and educational facilities by state as well as central government. Also
they receives massive donation from countries across the world. With the adoption
of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy Act, the Tibetans will be eligible to get trading
license and also apply for the government jobs.
Therefore the decision to adopt this policy has potential to cause major socio-economic
impact. It looks like government is following the dictate of centre. BJP along with
its ideological mentor RSS considers Buddhist refugees in par with Hindu refugees
and have been seeking special privilege for them. In the process of trying to please
Delhi bosses, the BJP government of Arunachal has ended up bruising the sentiment
of the indigenous population of state. If they go ahead and adopt this policy in
totality the people of Arunachal might revolt against it. On the other hand there
might be political repercussion if they fail to implement it. The next few days is
going to be difficult for the Pema Khandu led BJP government.
---- Readers Forum ----
Not ready to share Arunachal with outsiders
This is regarding the ongoing controversy over the decision of Government of Arunachal
under the leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to adopt Tibetan Rehabili-tation
Policy Act. As per this policy, the Tibetan refugees will be eligible to apply for
government jobs, get trading license and will compete with local in almost every
sphere of life. It’s not that I am scared of compe-tition but I would not like to
share my state with the outsiders. The decision of state government is shocking and
still I can’t understand how 12 member cabinet aided by bureaucrats made this blunder.
Well, CM Pema Khandu seems to have soft corner for Tibetans considering his devotion
towards Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, but I can’t understand why cabinet members
like Alo Libang, Honchun Ngandam, Nabam Rebia, Bamang Felix etc did not oppose this
At present Arunachal is going through difficult period due to refugee issue and unemployment
pro-blem. By deciding to adopt Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy Act, the govern-ment
has further made life more miserable for the already suffering youths of Arunachal.
Now next Chakma-Hajong will make similar demands. It will be followed by Bangladeshi
refugee and may be one day ILP itself will be lifted. The political leader of Arunachal
whether he may be CM or simple party worker should be loyal to motherland Arunachal
and not to the outsiders. Our politicians should not show loyalty to outsiders based
on religious affiliations. First of all we are tribal Arunachalee and after that
we are Buddhist, Christian, Donyi Polo, Hindu, Muslim etc. If state government does
not want youth to come on the street to fight bloody battle, then it is advised that
Tibetan Rehabili-tation Policy Act is repelled at the earliest. The youths are ready
to support AAPSU and other organizations in this battle. Even if there is 100 days
bandh call we will not complain. We will not allow Arunachal to be converted into
Refugee Pradesh as we have learnt hard lesson from Tripura where indigenous people
have become minority due to influx of outsiders.
Bike theft on rise
Through your daily I want to bring to the notice of District Administration that
the cases of bike/scooty theft are increasing day by day. The recent record shows
that there is a case of bike theft in every two days. So I would like to request
District Administration to tighten up the checking process. In every check post and
tri-junction high quality security camera must be installed. Helmet and license checking
should be done every day and security must also check Engine and Chassis number.
Most of the two wheelers are reported to be stolen during wee hours.
Nenko Pura Nado
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