ITANAGAR, Aug 17 - The All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU) today launched a Statewide �operation clean drive� to drive out illegal migrants residing in the hill State without valid documents.
The AAPSU, with the help of the police, drove out more than 1,000 ILP violators from the capital complex today, said the AAPSU-appointed operation clean drive committee chairman Tatung Taga.
He said that the district student unions also carried out the drive in their respective districts. However, the figures of people ousted from the districts have not come yet.
The decision to launch the drive was taken by the apex students� body following publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, apprehending that illegal immigrants from the neighbouring State might sneak into the tribal State to evade deportation.
Serving a 15-day deadline, the AAPSU had on August 1 warned all illegal migrants to leave the State, besides asking all those fellow Indians who do not have valid inner line permits (ILPs) to procure the same within 15 days to avoid unnecessary problems during the drive.
The AAPSU, meanwhile, has expressed satisfaction over the �success� of the first day�s drive against ILP violators in the State. AAPSU leaders said the drive would continue tomorrow as well.
A report from Longding said altogether eight ILP violators were detected by a joint team of Wancho Students� Union and Rujen Students� Union (RSU) during checking at Kanubari today.