Arunachal CM orders judicial probe into anti-PRC violence

  1. The Arunachal Pradesh Government has announced a judicial probe into the large scale rioting,violence and vandalism during the recent anti-Permanent resident certificate(PRC) protest that left three people dead.The probe would be carried out by a committee headed by a retired judge.
  2. Permanent resident certificate is a legal document issued to Indian citizens that serves as evidence of residence and is required to be submitted as residential proof for official purpose.It is a domicile certificate otherwise called as Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) to the residents of the state who stayed therein over a period.
  3. Those citizens who are not currently residing in the state but are sure of permanently staying therein can also apply for it.Besides the permanent residence certificate, the State also offers Temporary Residence Certificate(TRC) for those who reside in the State on a temporary basis.
  4. The government of Arunachal Pradesh had considered issuing the Permanent Residency certificate(PRC) to the six non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes(APST’s).Amongst those communities are (a)Deoris (b)Sonowal (c)Kacharis (d)Morans (e)Adivasis and (f)Mishings.
  5. Communities listed as Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes (APST) opposed this move as giving other communities PRC will dilute the Bengal Eastern Frontier (Regulation) Act 1873.
  6. Inner line Permit(ILP) is issued under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation,1873.It is a travel document that Indian citizens need to possess to enter the frontier States of north-eastern India.At present, the ILP is in force in (a)Arunachal Pradesh (b)Mizoram and (c)Nagaland.