ITANAGAR, Sept 23 - The Arunachal Cabinet has endorsed the stand taken by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in his letter written to Union Home Minister regarding the vexed issue of granting citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees.
The Cabinet reaffirmed that the rights of indigenous people of the State will not be compromised at any cost. These rights are inviolable and are enshrined in the Constitution and protected by various laws enacted from time to time.
Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet headed by Khandu on Friday also approved operationalisation of the newly-created Lower Siang district with Likabali as its temporary headquarters.
The new district would include three Assembly segments of Likabali, Basar and Nari-Koyu, informed an official communiqu� here. The new Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police will be posted immediately, it added.
Further, the Cabinet approved exclusion of Depi, Depimoli and Detak villages from Lower Siang district.
In another decision, the Cabinet approved the draft Bill for creation of new Kamle district which is to be tabled in the ensuing Assembly session in October.
No-detention policy: The Cabinet also approved doing away with the no-detention policy, and instead restored the Board examination for classes V and VIII in all the schools across the State.
The Khandu Cabinet, meanwhile, decided to rename the District Hospital, Hayuliang in Anjaw district as �Kalikho Pul Memorial District Hospital, Hayuliang� as a mark of respect to the former Chief Minister.