No decision on PRC until final JHPC report: CM

By Our Staff Reporter

HOLLONGI, Dec 29: No permanent residential certificate (PRC) will be issued until decision on final report of the joint high power committee (JHPC) whose report is yet to be submitted by its chairman Nabam Rebia, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said here on Saturday.

While replying to queries of reporters on PRC issue, which had cropped up after statement made by him and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein as New Year gift to non-APST of Lekang (Namsai district) and other area recently, Khandu said that there is nothing to be panic. The team Arunachal Govt will first study the JHPC report. The JHPC has visited almost all areas except Tezu and would submit its report to GoAP after visiting Tezu, he said.

The statements of the duo have invited series of protests and democratic movement by several students’ bodies, community based organizations (CBOs), NGO and even new organisation has cropped up to protest besides evoking widespread condemnation in social media.

During Arunachal Rising campaign recently in the Eastern part of state, especially in Vijoynagar and Namsai, several organization, representative & indigenous organisation, CBOs, youth wing and students wing who met me and discussed the vexed issue for a resolution and wanted to short out within a time frame by drawing a line. The issue needs to be resolved by state cabinet after JHPC submits its report, the CM said.

“We are not issuing ST certificate, but PRC is somehow like a constitutional right but it would only be considered if the Cabinet considered and submits its report to the GoAP, Khandu said.

While appealing to one and all to understand the issue & background and not to create panic, the CM said: “We are also ready to discuss the issue”.

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