The Indian Supreme Court ruled out that the Chakmas are not at liberty to nationality from the Citizenship Act of 1955 which hold definite provisions with regards to people originating from India who came to Assam prior to 1966. In the meantime, the confrontation to deport Chakmas from the state of Arunachal Pradesh gathered momentum leading to tension in the area. On September 9, 1994, the Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties, Delhi raised up the matter to National Human Rights Commission, which issues letters to the Chief Secretary, to government of India enquiring on the matter.
Shortly later, the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh replied indicating that the state of affairs was fully under control and sufficient police protection was being accorded to the Chakmas. Later, the Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas (CCRCAP) filed a representation with the NHRC launching complaints of the maltreatment of the Chakmas. The plead enclosed a press report carried in The Telegraph dated August 26 1994 stating that the AAPSU had issued notices of eviction to all supposed foreigners, as well as the Chakmas to depart the State by September 30, 1995 . The AAPSU issued threats to be forceful if its demand was not acted upon. The issue was handled out as an official grievance by the NHRC. On two occasions, the CCRC sent insistent petitions to the NHRC with claims of urgent threats to the lives of the Chakmas.
Bhaumik, S., Meghna G., & Sabyasachi B.R. C. ‘Preface’ to Subir Bhaumik, Meghna Guhathakurta & Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury (eds.), Living on the Edge: Essays on the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Kathmandu: South Asia Forum for Human Rights, 1997, p.77
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