ULFA-I seeks PRC for Assamese people in Arunachal; writes to CM Khandu

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ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah urged CM Khandu to take steps from granting PRC and to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate.
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ULFA-I seeks PRC for Assamese people in Arunachal; writes to CM Khandu

Guwahati: The proscribed militant outfit ULFA-I has asked the Arunachal Pradesh government to grant permanent residence certificate (PRC) to the Assamese people residing in the neighbouring state.

In a letter addressed to Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu, ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah 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 patriation,” the letter read.

Baruah also stated that “legacied 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),” he said.

“Therefore, I would like to humbly request the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate,” he added.

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