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Arunachal Chakma Hajong row: Chakma Body opposes relocation cry

Amid the growing resentment over the special census and relocation issue concerning the Chakma community, now, the Chakma Rights and Development Organization or CRDO has also come forward opposing the

Amid the growing resentment over the special census and relocation issue concerning the Chakma community, now, the Chakma Rights and Development Organization or CRDO has also come forward opposing the relocation of the community from Arunachal Pradesh.

Speaking on the matter, Anton Chakma, general secretary of CRDO said that the Chakma stands united against the relocation of the community or for that matter, conducting a special census, for the very fact that the community had been residing in Arunachal Pradesh since the last 57 years, even before the birth of the state.

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He urged the state government as well as the Centre to find out a humanitarian approach to the vexed Chakma-Hajong issue without being bogged down by threats and ultimatums by pressure groups.

Earlier, similar reactions came from the Chakma Gaonburah Association expressed its firm stand on the issue.

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Additionally, AAPSU general secretary Tobom Dai had accused that the CDFI of trying to derail the process initiated by the state government to resolve the protracted Chakma Hajong issue.

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First Published: 23rd December, 2021 13:13 IST

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