There are presently about 65,000 Chakmas in Changlang. Lohit and Papumapre districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
There are presently about 65,000 Chakmas in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, Political and Local Tribal has been leading a hate-campaign against the Chakmas and inciting the otherwise sympathetic local population to drive the Chakmas away from the state. Political parties exploit the Chakma issue for electoral gains. They have been denied basic rights, including ration, education, employment and the right to live and peaceful life with dignity.