Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) on Monday urged the state government to conduct census of the Chakma and the Hajong refugees and initiate measures to deport the illegal migrants.
The apex students` body of the state also urged for creating an independent department, headed by an IAS officer, to deal with the refugee issue.
In a statement, it said that the refugees should be settled at a single place as they were scattered in the three districts of Lohit, Changlang and Papum Pare. Besides, the illegal settlers who came to the state after 1969 should be identified and deported.
"If the state government fails to do so, AAPSU would conduct massive eviction drive against the illegal settlers and the government should take responsibility for any problem which arises out of the situation," the statement said.