While asserting that the objective of its proposed ‘operation clean drive’ was to check infiltration of illegal migrants and regulate the ILP system in Arunachal Pradesh effectively, and not to harass any Indian citizen, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has once again stated that all those individuals who have not acquired ILP from administration should leave the State.
The apex students’ body, which is ‘set’ to launch the operation clean drive (OCD) from August 17 next, had a joint sitting with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in a city hotel here on Tuesday and made it clear that the OCD was solely for ILP violators and that no any Indian citizen would be harassed during the exercise.
While the AASU has assured to support the AAPSU movement, the apex students’ body of Arunachal pledged that no indigenous people of Assam irrespective of religion will be harassed during the course of OCD. AAPSU also sought cooperation from AASU for safety and security of the people of Arunachal Pradesh in Assam.
It was also decided that ‘help desk’ will be created from both the students’ organizations – AASU will be represented by its vice president Chitra Basumatary and its Lakhimpur district unit president Pulok Borah and AAPSU will be represented by its convenor Tatung Taga, also chairman of Operation Clean Drive Committee and its members.
The meeting organised by the AAPSU’s Operation Clean Drive Committee was chaired by Pritam Wai Sonam, coordinator of North East Students’ Organisation (NESO). The chairman of the Committee Tatung Taga highlighted the operation modalities of the drive.
The house also opined that NESO should convene a meeting with all its constituent organisations to demand for update of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in all the North Eastern states to check illegal migrants’ infiltration in the States.