Itanagar : With violence pouring like lava flowing from an active volcano, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu reiterated that the issue of Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) matter would never be taken up by the state government.
Rage continues to grip Arunachal Pradesh, with loot, arson, rampage by locals on a regular basis after the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh decided to provide PRC to 6 non-tribal communities of Arunachal Pradesh who have been residing in the state for many decades.
Seeing the tense and violent condition in the state, CM Pema Khandu said that the PRC issue will not be taken up by the state government in future. “I sincerely appeal all my brothers and sisters for peace in the state capital,” Khandu said.
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It may be mentioned that violence broke out in Itanagar following the Arunachal Pradesh government’s move to provide PRC to six non-tribal communities living in the Frontier State for decades. The communities are Adivasi, Deori, Kachari, Mishing, Moran and Sonowal.
CM Pema Khandu has called for an all-party meeting on February 25th, 2019. The chief minister said that he is ready to discuss the matter with all the stakeholders.
Three persons were killed in police firing as protests over recommendations of granting PRCs to six communities escalated on February 24th, 2019 in Arunachal Pradesh. One of the deceased youth identified as Risso Tari from Kimin died while many others were injured in different cases of police firing.
The three youths were allegedly shot dead by police for trying to scale CM Khandu’s official residence to destroy it, as per latest reports.
It has been speculated that President’s rule would now be implemented in the state to control the situation.