ITANAGAR, Nov 25 - Arunachal Government has decided to file a curative petition with the apex court on the Chakma-Hajong issue � a fresh move which was endorsed by an all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here today.
Nearly a week after Supreme Court rejected the State�s application for permission to file review petition and hearing in open court regarding the September 17 verdict of the SC favouring grant of citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees settled in Arunachal Pradesh, the all-party meeting held under the chairmanship of Nabam Tuki has unanimously endorsed the State Government to file a curative petition before the Supreme Court in respect of permanent settlement of Chakma and Hajong refugees in the State, an official communiqu� said here.
The apex court, in its September 17 verdict, had directed the Centre and the State Government to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees, settled in Arunachal Pradesh during 1964-69, within a period of three months.
At the meeting, the leaders irrespective of their political affiliations raised serious concern over what they called one sided ruling of the apex court on September 17 and subsequent rejection of the review petition for hearing in open court, on November 19 last.
The all-party meeting also endorsed the State government to take up with Ministry of Home Affairs for filing a curative petition from MHA said as the Ministry is a respondent in the Sept 17 judgement.
Today�s meeting was attended by representatives of BJP, PPA, NCP and ruling Congress party, the communiqu� added.