In Delhi, Chakma and Hajongs protest against the Arunachal government’s racial profiling.

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A group of Chakmas and Hajongs led by Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (APCSU), Committee for Citizenship Rights Chakma and Hajong of Arunachal Pradesh (CCRHCAP), Arunachal Pradesh Chakma and Hajong Students Association and APCHSA (APCHSA) is doing. The CDFI on Tuesday jointly organized a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against racial profiling by the Arunachal Pradesh government through a special census for them only.

On August 15, 2021, Arunachal Chief Minister Pima Khandu announced that Chakmas and Hajongs, who had settled in the state 60 years ago, would be relocated out of the state. The training of government enumerators was to start on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Dewan under Changlang District.

The protesters handed over the memorandum to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

In clear violation of the directives of the National Human Rights Commission against the ongoing ethnic profiling, on 24.01.2022, Arunachal Pradesh state government officials tried to conduct an illegal census and the enumerators’ training was to be held in Devon today. Chakma and Hajongs will not take part in any such illegal census, “said APCSU President Rup Singh Chakma.

Chakma and Hajong, who migrated during 1964-1969, are citizens of India under the Indra-Mujib Agreement of 1972 and Section 5 (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955. People born in India are also citizens by birth. The state of Arunachal Pradesh, instead of enacting the 1966 NHRC v. Arunachal Pradesh for granting citizenship and registering Chakmas and Hajongs in the voter lists, started racial profiling of Chakmas and Hajongs to keep the pot boiling, “said Santosh Chakma. Said the General Secretary of CCRCHAP

“There is no law in India that allows certain citizens to line up for the census solely on the basis of their hoax or Hajong race and is prohibited by Article 14 of the Constitution of India.” Trying to target the census, the state of Arunachal Pradesh is on the one hand destroying the communal harmony and cordial relations between Chakma and Hajong and other communities. Some seriousness can be created in this systematic way to target the worst victims of the races.

In his memorandum to Home Minister Amit Shah, he called on the Supreme Court to immediately abandon the ongoing illegal census of Chakma and Hajong people and end the oppression of Chakmas and Hajongs through ethnic profiling. Demanded proper implementation of On the provision of citizenship and compliance with NHRC guidelines.

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