ANSU demands white paper on proposed railway project

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Itanagar, May 30 (UNI) The All Nyishi Students' Union(ANSU) has demanded the state government to come out with a white paper on the proposed railway connectivity to the state capital and how to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people.

In a separate memorandums to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and PWD&Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki, the students' body while appreciating the initiative of the state government to connect the capital by railway line, questioned on how the Inner Line Permit (ILP) would be implemented against the passengers boarding the train and arrangements at check gate.

''Any policy by the state as well as the Centre to weaken the stability of the ILP system or any development, which undermines the importance of the system will not be accepted,'' the memorandum stated.

The students' body also called for adopting suitable policy with regard to consequences on the lives of people brought about through such rail connectivity.

The ANSU feared that if suitable policy was not adopted it might provide easy passage to infiltrators, affecting the socio-economic life of the local people.

The Union also urged for package to the affected local people as they should not suffer in the name of development, the memorandums stated.


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