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AAPSU ultimatum to govt for hearing objections on refugees

The Union has served an ultimatum to the state to hear objections by people against inclusion of 1497 refugees in three assembly constituencies.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Itanagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2004 02:20 PM IST

Turning a deaf ear to BJP's appeal to it to reconsider its call for boycott of the Lok Sabha polls on the vexed Chakma-Hajong issue, the All Arunachal Students Union today served an ultimatum to the saffron party ruled state to hear objections by the people against inclusion of 1497 refugees in three assembly constituencies by April 10.

The objections had been filed in form number seven, AAPSU said calling for expeditious hearing.

An AAPSU meeting chaired by its President Byabang Taj adopted a six-point resolution to counter "anti-Arunachalee and pro-refugee attitude" of Election Commission and the NDA government at Centre.

AAPSU in a release after the meeting said it had decided to debar aspiring candidates from filing nominations and demanded "total deportation" of refugees from the state.

V Satish, In-charge of BJP's north eastern states, yesterday said that the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue was a complex one and his party would try to find a permanent solution to the problem after the Lok Sabha election.

AAPSU, the powerful students body, had given the poll boycott call in protest against the Election Commission order for inclusion of Chakma-Hajong refugees in the state electoral roll.

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