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Chakma students’ body calls AAPSU state bandh on Aug 3 ‘illogical’

Shillong, July 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (APCSU) headed by Rup Singh Chakma has appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh not to respond to the threats of statewide bandh called by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) on August 3 and called it “illogical”.

AAPSU has demanded stopping of issuance of residence permits to the Chakmas and Hajongs, filing of FIR and arrest of Robin Chakma, a contractual worker of the EAC office and filing of cases against officials under the National Security Act.


“The demands of the AAPSU are illogical as issuance of residence certificate to the Chakmas is based on laws of India. The order for arrest under the National Security Act can only be issued by the Deputy Commissioner. Are we expecting the Deputy Commissioner to issue arrest warrant for himself under the NSA,” said Rup Singh Chakma.

“The state government of Arunachal Pradesh must not give in to such demands. Otherwise, the State government will be governed by mob rule and not the rule of law. The bandh causes inconvenience and loses to all the people. The Chakmas and Hajongs shall not participate and everything shall remain open in the Chakma and Hajong inhabited areas,” he added.

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