13th Nov 2017 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter-

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Hundreds of people residing in the Lekang Constituency in Namsai District took to the street under the banner of United Peoples Movement of Lekang (UPMOL) reiterating their demand for granting Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) to non-APSTs residing in the area since decades on Sunday last.

Lekang Constituency is the Assembly segment of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein. Similar mass movement was also held in 2010 when thousands of residents especially from Lekang circle took out a rally demanding PRC to non- APSTs.

“It was a peaceful rally comprising of members of different communities residing in the Lekang circle just to remind the administration about our demand for PRC,’ informed an executive member of the union.

A memorandum has been submitted to the concern Deputy Commissioner a couple of months back but no communication has been received yet, he informs.

‘If the authority fails to respond, UPMOL may launch its own democratic movement in days to come,’ he said.

The Lekang circle is inhabited by several communities like Deori, Mishing, Moran Ahom and others. The demand for PRC has been a long one but it gained momentum during 2010.

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