The APCSU said that the Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal do not come under the ambit of the CAA.
About the statement:
Strongly condemning the recent statement forwarded by Union Minister for Law & Justice, Kiren Rijiju on January 6, regarding the alleged racial profiling charges made against Buddhist Chakmas & Hindu Hajongs, the Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students’ Union (APCSU) today asserted that “Chakmas & Hajongs do not come under ambit of Citizen Amendment Act”.
According to a press release issued by the students’ union, the APCSU General Secretary, Supon Chakma asserted that “Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh do not come under the ambit of Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 because the Government of India legally brought the Chakmas and Hajongs during 1964-1969 and settled them permanently under “Definite Plan of Rehabilitation”. Under this plan, the Government of India in consultation with the then NEFA administration (now Arunachal Pradesh) allotted 5 acres of land permanently to each Chakma and Hajong Family and provided ration cards, jobs, gun license, business license, among othAPCSU says Chakmas and Hajongs don’t come under the ambit of CAA
ers. The Chakmas and Hajongs came to NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) much before the 31 December 2014 as cut off year of CAA and the Chakmas and Hajongs are governed by the Citizenship Act of 1955, not the CAA 2019 and hence they do not come under CAA.”