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Amid protests, Arunachal govt scraps proposal on PRC to non-APSTs

Announcement comes after days of violence, vandalism and arson, and the loss of a life, over granting of permanent resident certificates to six communities in the state

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Itanagar: Three days into protests against the granting of permanent resident certificates (PRC) to six non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe (APST) communities of the state, the BJP-led government in the state has scrapped the proposal.

The announcement came after several rounds of protests in the state during which deputy chief minister Chowna Mein's private house was torched and the police fought a pitched battle with a mob bent on targeting CM Pema Khandu's house in Itanagar.

The situation continued to remain grim in the state capital of Itangar and its adjoining areas as reports of clashes between the protesters and security forces, and malls being ransacked and set on fire continued to pour in from various corners of the state.

The army and six companies of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were deployed on Sunday to restore law and order.