ITANAGAR, Aug 31 - Claiming that many Tibetan refugees settled in Arunachal Pradesh have obtained Scheduled Tribes certificates, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has demanded the State Government to cancel all those certificates.
In a memorandum to the Chief Minister yesterday, the ACS alleged infiltration of Tibetan nationals in the guise of businessmen, who permanently settle down in different parts of the State.
�It is difficult to identify these refugees because of their religious and ethnic similarities with local Monpas, Membas or Sherdukpens,� the ACS said, and urged the CM to look into the matter seriously.
�The State Government should immediately constitute an expert committee to study and find out the whole gamut of Tibetan refugee issue,� the organisation said.
ACS further demanded to initiate immediate steps to abrogate �Any Naga Tribe� used for the tribal communities in Arunachal Pradesh in the Constitution and the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986.
�The insertion of �Any Naga Tribe� has provided an ample opportunity to our neighbour Nagaland and NSCN to include eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh within the ambit of the so-called Greater Nagalim,� the ACS said in the memorandum. � PTI