CRDO Newsletters

Livelihood Crisis: Story of Chakma Ration Porters

VIJAYNAGAR in remote Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh is the eastern most inhabited land of […]

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CRDO: The Core Idea

We are already citizens of India The Chakma and Hajong tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh […]

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For the benefit of well-wishers and general public at large, CRDO regularly publishes newsletters chronicling […]

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world without discrimination, where every person has access to […]

Our Mission

Our Mission

To work for restoration of rights and development of the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh based […]

Our Core Values

All our actions are guided by our core values of TRUTH, TRUST and TRANSPARENCY. Our […]


Your voice matters for the Chakmas of Arunachal who have been caught in the misguided […]


Welcome to the official website of the Chakma Rights and Development Organisation. Through this website, we seek to bring forth the long-suppressed voices of the beleaguered Chakma and Hajong tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

For too long, have they been deprived of even the most basic of rights such as access to Birth Certificates, employment opportunities, ration card and many more. This issue must be resolved once and for all so that they too can lead a life of dignity and can participate in nation-building.

Please feel free to revert to us for any clarification.

Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh

The Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh are originally from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of undivided […]

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AAPSU and the Chakma Hajong issue

According to its Wikipedia page, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) is the apex students’ […]

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About CRDO

The Chakma Rights and Development Organisation (CRDO) was established by the Chakma people of Arunachal Pradesh to address the multifaceted issues concerning us and democratically pursue the restoration of rights of the Chakmas and other marginalized people of Arunachal Pradesh.

CRDO was formed in a historic meeting on April 17-18, 2018 that witnessed about 18 GBs (village headmen) and more than 250 public leaders and activists come together at Dumpather Buddhist Temple. The meeting while recognizing the need for a new dynamic organization to address the deteriorating condition, rights and development issues of 90% Chakma population who are legally citizens of India by birth, declared the formation of CRDO to fight for rights and development of the beleagured Chakma and Hajong tribes in Arunachal Pradesh who have been deprived of basic rights and access to development schemes in the name of citizenship.

Since then, CRDO has been relentlessly working towards its objectives through various activities such as data collection drive, counseling and awareness campaign about child marriage/human trafficking/drug de-additions, Noa-Dihing river flood control, voter enrollment in summary revision of electoral rolls and etc.

CRDO is committed to its core values of TRUTH, TRUST and TRANSPARENCY in its struggle for securing a life of dignity for the beleagured Chakma and Hajong tribals of Arunachal Pradesh and with your support CRDO is hopeful that it will be able to overcome the many challenges in its way and positively contribute to creating a world without discrimination.