ITANAGAR, Oct 2 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has cautioned the law-enforcement agencies that anti-social elements were �trying to take advantage of the emotive situation to create law and order problems�. He desired that firm and timely action must be taken against all such elements as per law.
He was chairing a review meeting on law and order in the State, in view of the Supreme Court�s September 17 judgment concerning settlement and grant of citizenship right to Chakma-Hajong refugees of 1964-69 stream, at Raj Bhawan here yesterday.
The Governor�s call for vigil came in the wake of the strong wave of protests registered by AAPSU and other organisations in various parts of the State after the SC verdict came in favour of the Chakma-Hajong refugees.
�There must be no breach of peace whatsoever and no breakdown of law and order or any kind of economic blockade be allowed as such unlawful activities will weaken the stand of the State Government and the indigenous people,� averred the Governor at the crucial meeting, attended by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Home Minister Tanga Byaling and top officials.
The Governor expressed the view that the people of the State and the State Government appear to have no objection to granting of citizenship to eligible Chakmas and Hajongs but they are totally against their settlement in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Chief Minister apprised the Governor of the Cabinet decision that the State Government is going to file a Review/Curative petition before the Supreme Court in view of the special situation of the indigenous people of the State, after due consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.