Over 65k Chakma, Hajong refugees live in Arunachal, says CM

Over 65k Chakma, Hajong refugees live in Arunachal, says CM

Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that 65,884 Chakma and Hajong refugees living in Arunachal Pradesh, according to a government survey conducted in 2015-16 in three districts of the state where they have settled – Changlang, Namsai, and Papum Pare.

In a written response to Congress MLA Wanglin Lowangdong, Khandu also stated that the government had allotted the Chakmas and Hajongs 4,240.24 hectares in Changlang district, as well as 730.432 hectares in Namsai and approximately 14 square kilometres in Papum Pare.

Moreover, Miao, Kharsang, and Diyun are the main refugee settlements in Changlang.

In Namsai, they live in three villages in the Chongkham circle, while in Papum Pare, they live in the Changmara-Magoni and Chessa areas, according to the CM.

In addition, the refugees have taken over 5,819.88 hectares in Changlang and 289.57 hectares in Namsai. According to Khandu, no such encroachment has been reported in Papum Pare.

“As per the judgement of the Supreme Court in 1996, the state government has provided basic amenities like road, healthcare, schools, electricity and water supplies to the Chakmas and Hajongs living in the three districts,” Khandu said while responding to another supplementary question.

However, the Chakmas, Buddhists, and Hajongs, Hindus, migrated to India between 1964 and 1966 to escape religious persecution in the Chittagong Hills Tract of then-East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and settled in the North-East Frontier Agency, which is now Arunachal Pradesh.

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