AAPSU to engage community bodies in anti-influx drive

GUWAHATI:The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has decided to take all community-based organisations in the state into confidence and engage them in the second phase of Operation Clean Drive, which has seen detection of over 2200 inner-line permit (ILP) violators in just two days last month.
The students’ union had recently conducted a consultative meeting in Itanagar with several organisations, including community-based organisations, in this regard.
“Arunachal Pradesh has 26 major tribes and over 100 subtribes. So we have to take them aboard and engage them in the second phase of the anti-influx campaign and therefore held the consultations with their representatives and those of community based organisations,” Tobom Dai, general secretary of AAPSU told The Shillong Times on Wednesday.
The union will submit a detailed memorandum to the state government in the next few days, demanding an effective mechanism to check influx of illegal immigrants in the state.
“The chief minister is currently in his home constituency and will be arriving in Itaganar in a couple of days. We will thereafter meet him and seek the government’s support to effectively prevent entry of illegal migrants in the state through a mechanism,” Dai said.
Asked when the union plans to launch the second phase of Operation Clean Drive, he said the date would be finalised only after meeting the chief minister. Dai further said that the representatives of the 22 district students unions and civil society have also agreed to cooperate with the ILP Issue Committee and effectively carry out the campaign.
The union had earlier last month carried out the first phase of the campaign apprehending large scale influx from neighbouring Assam which had on July 30, 2018 published the complete draft National Register of Citizens where over 40 lakh did not figure.

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