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Chakma' migrants meet DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

Chakma' migrants meet DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh A delegation of All India “Chakma” Social Forum called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here yesterday and sought his intervention for grant of citizenship rights to "Chakma" migrants which, according to them, they had been denied for the last almost half a century. In a memorandum submitted to the Minister, the members of delegation stated that during the period from 1964-68, around 15,000 Chakmas had fled from the Chittagong Hill tracts of the then East Pakistan to escape the oppression of Pakistani rulers. After migration to India, they settled in the then Northeast...
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