AAPSU wants proper monitoring of activities of refugees

Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Monday said that “improper monitoring” of the activities of refugees, particularly Tibetans residing in Tawang and West Kameng districts, “pose a great threat to the tribal people of the state and the country”.
A team of the apex students’ body of the state conducted a five-day tour of the two districts recently to assess the status of Tibetan and Nepali refugee populations there, an AAPSU statement said.
“Some of the refugees are trying to obtain ST certificates through underhand processes,” AAPSU vice president and chairman of refugee affairs wing Likha Takar said in the statement.
The team visited Shyo village in Tawang, which is a temporary place given to Tibetans refugees.
“The village has become a safe haven for the Tibetans. Many of them have obtained fake ST and permanent residential certificates,” AAPSU information and publicity secretary Lota Singhi claimed.
He advised the political leaders of both the districts, particularly of Tawang, to come out openly against the “wrongdoings of refugees instead of looking for vote banks.” The team also visited Bumla near the Line of Control between India and China and found acute shortage of infrastructure in terms of roads and buildings on the Indian side compared to the Chinese side. (PTI)

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