Itanagar : With tension still prevailing in Arunachal Pradesh accompanied with violent protests, people belonging to the 6 non-tribal communities and non-Arunachalis are fleeing from the state fearing for their safety.
People in Arunachal Pradesh are protesting after the Arunachal Pradesh government announced that it was considering issuing PRC to 6 non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe (APSTs) and to the Gorkhas. Amongst those communities are Deoris, Sonowal kacharis, Morans, Adivasis and Mishings. Most of these communities are recognized as Scheduled tribes in neighbouring Assam.
As per reports, several citizens from Itanagar and Naharlagun walked up to the neighbouring Banderdewa town in Assam on February 25th, 2019 as unrest continues in the state.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu assured his people that the PRC matter would never be taken up by the state government. “We had earlier clearly stated that PRC issue will not be taken up. I reiterate, the PRC will never be taken up by the state government henceforth. I sincerely appeal all my brothers and sisters for peace to ensure in the state capital,” Khandu said.