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Khandu urges people to maintain peace, PRC report not to be tabled

Arunachal government to discuss JHPC report on PRC with stakeholders of society; Khandu urges people to maintain law-and-order situation.

Itanagar: Following a post on Twitter where Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said that the government has decided not to table the matter of Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) in the ongoing Assembly session, Khandu came forward to term the incident an unfortunate . He also mentioned that with the law-and-order situation in the state going haywire it was already decided that the matter will not be tabled in the ongoing Assembly session.

“The matter of PRC has been going on for a long time now and even the previous government had tried to resolve the issue. The first committee was formed along with the former chief minister and former member of Parliament Lt. Jarbom Gamlin, following which another committee was formed which filed a recommendation in 2017 where it said that people should be given PRC. However, the report only had the signature of Takam Sanjoy and not others,” Khandu said.

The report was soon scrapped off and another Joint High Power Committee (JHPC) was formed under the chairmanship of minister of environment and forest, Nabam Rebia where a report was filed followed by meetings and discussions with several associations.

“Our intention was to table the report in the Assembly in order to convey it to the people where through the provision of ‘Short Hour Duration’ views of different representatives of the people will be taken and discuss the way forward. People must have misinterpreted that the tabling of the report will take form of a Bill whereas it was only forwarded for further discussion,” Khandu added.

Thus, following the hue and cry, the government has decided to take the report to the Assembly and will hold discussions with all stakeholders of the society.

Thus, following the hue and cry, the government has decided to take the report to the assembly and will hold discussions with all stakeholders of the society. During a media interaction, the chief minister has also urged the people of the state to maintain law-and-order situation. The chief minister also informed that a commissioner-level inquiry will be set-up to inquire into the violent protest that caused massive loss of government property.

The 48-hour bandh called by a conglomerate of 18 student and civil organisations took a violent turn when protesters took to arson and pelting of stones on police security officials. Several vehicles, bus stops and government property was destroyed.