The Arunachal Pradesh Government will soon file a curative petition in the Supreme Court, following the apex court’s verdict on 17th September which directed the State government to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees residing in the State. On Wednesday, an all-party meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was organised where the issue was raised.
According to an insider, ‘In the meeting, participants showed their serious concern over the ‘one-sided’ ruling of the apex court due to which the court had directed the State government to grant permanent citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees and subsequently rejecting the review petition for hearing in an open court.’
He further informed that it was also endorsed in the meeting that the State government will take up the matter with the Union Home Ministry for filing a separate curative petition. It is to be mentioned here that the meeting was attended by representatives of BJP, Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA), NCP and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC).