The assurance was given by Singh when All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) delegation met the Minister at his residence in the national capital on Sunday and submitted
a memorandum to him.

Singh cited the notification regarding extension of AFSPA to nine districts other than besides Tirap, Changlang and Longding is being kept in abeyance, AAPSU added in a statement.

He urged he would discuss the issue with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and the decision would be based on his (Rijiju's) wish and interpretation, the statement mentioned.

AAPSU president Kamta Lapung informed Singh that the strict tribal customs of Arunachal Pradesh prevent illegal activities from occurring and therefore AFSPA is not relevant in the state.

North East Students Organisation coordinator Pritam Sonam said while the people of Arunachal Pradesh are thankful to the Centre for inducting Rijiju as MoS for home affairs, it is unfortunate that AFSPA has been extended in the state after he got the portfolio.

Arunachal Pradesh is known as an island of peace and the people are peace-loving and patriotic, Sonam was quoted as saying in the statement.

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