Arunachal Pradesh yet to adopt Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy says Pema Khandu

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ITANAGAR, September 2: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said his government is yet to adopt the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy.

"The policy has only been agreed in-principle and not passed in toto. It will be framed only after Arunachal comes up with its own rehabilitation policy only after consultation with all stakeholders," Khandu said at the Solung festival of the indigenous community.

The Chief Minister said that his government will never give away any kind of rights to any refugees, which is detrimental to the interests of indigenous people of Arunachal.

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Noting that the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy is a Government of India policy, Khandu said that the policy has been adopted in all states wherever there are Tibetan refugee settlements.

Several civil society groups, including the opposition Peoples Party of Arunachal and Congress have opposed the state cabinet's decision on August 12 to adopt and extend the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 in the state.

(Agencies)

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