The ULFA (I) has asked the Arunachal Pradesh government to grant a permanent residence certificate (PRC) to the Assamese people residing in the neighbouring state.
ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah in a letter written to Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu urged him to take steps from granting PRC and to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate.
“Arunachal Pradesh has always been kind to its Assamese speaking community over the years. However, Assamese speakers, who are natives of the land and have been living there for generations before NEFA (North East Frontier Agencies) 1972, are now in danger of expatriation,” the letter written by Baruah read.
He said that the legacies of countless families are now being questioned and reduced to a piece of paper.
“The native Assamese speakers of Arunachal Pradesh have been denied the right to obtain their Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC),” Baruah added.
“Therefore, I would like to humbly request the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate,” said the chief of the proscribed outfit.
“It is an earnest request on our behalf that the Assamese people native of Arunachal Pradesh granted PRC,” he further said.
People belonging to Morans, Ahoms, Deoris, Adivasi, Kachari, and members of other groups of Assamese origin have been residing in Arunachal Pradesh for ages.