Organisations demand stern action against illegal immigrants

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Itanagar, Sep 05 (UNI) Following reports of Bangladeshi infiltrators being involved in various crimes, including murder, in neighbouring Assam, various organisations in Arunachal Pradesh have demanded the state government to enforce strict measures to check infiltration.

The BJP state unit, while alleging that Bangladeshi nationals were entering the state with illegal permanent resident certificates (PRCs) and inner line permits (ILPs) to escape the anti-Bangladeshi movement in neighbouring Assam and Nagaland, demanded the government to announce measures taken to prevent such infiltration.

The party urged the government to direct the district administrations with clear policy and strategies to detect the illegal migrants, delete their names from voter lists and deport them.

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) urged the state government to strictly check and issue ILPs.

While appreciating the All Papum Pare District Students' Union's ''operation clean drive'' against illegal migrants, the AAPSU also appealed to other students' bodies to start similar drive.

The students' organisations also decided to raid hotels and restaurants at any point of time.

Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, state Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin expressed concern over the infiltration of illegal Bangladeshis from Assam, which he said, would pose a serious threat to the state's prevailing peace.

''Procuring PRC and domicile certificates from Assam, these illegal migrants obtain ILP and enter Arunachal,'' he said, adding that there could be around 7,000 such Bangladeshis in the state, whose number has been increasing since the movement aganst them began in the neighbouring states.

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