Arunachal Pradesh: AAPSU calls ‘Operation Clean Drive’ against ILP violators
ITANAGAR | August 18, 2018:
The 'Operation Clean Drive' against illegal immigrants and non-Arunachalees without inner line permits (ILP) has been launched by All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU).
Members of AAPSU with identity tags on Friday afternoon were checking every passing vehicle near the Raj Bhavan tri-junction. Announcements were being made in Naharlagun, asking those without papers to leave the state.
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The AAPSU claimed that with the help of the police, more than 1000 ILP violators were driven out from the capital complex on Friday. However, the police contradicted the union's claim.
Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan said 134 people were caught without ILP in the capital on Friday. He said all of them were sent out of the state after following a due legal process.
Vardhan also cautioned that any attempt to take the law into one's hands would be dealt with strictly, even as the AAPSU said it would continue with its drive tomorrow.
A driver who was stopped by the students said he already had his ILP ready with him as he was warned about the drive by his employers.
The AAPSU announced its Operation Clean Drive following the publication of the NRC in Assam on 30 July, and asked all illegal immigrants to leave the state. The union also warned Indians who do not have ILPs to obtain it within 15 days or face deportation.
The union informed that all the defaulters were handed over to the police for further legal action. The students appealed to the police department and the district administration to be vigilant and keep ILP defaulters out.
Meanwhile, the Wancho Students' Union (WSU) and the Rujen Students' Union informed that their members carried out ILP checking in Kanubari in Longding district, in collaboration with police personnel led by Kanubari police station OC RK Rai.
Eight violators were detected by the team, they said.
The unions said the administration launched an operation to detect persons without ILPs two weeks ago, during which 24 people were apprehended.
Such constant influx of illegal migrants into Wancho jurisdiction is a serious security threat to the people, they said.
WSU president Pongngoi Joham said the objective of the drive was to support Operation Clean Drive.
Urging contractors, builders, private industries, tea factories, the bazaar committee and traders of Kanubari not to employ people of suspect nationality, Joham said the WSU would conduct such drives in the area in the future too.
The union had also asked those who employ non-locals not to interfere when papers are being checked.
Source: The Arunachal Times
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