Rajnath Reviews Assam-Nagaland Incidents
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed a deep sense of anguish over the unfortunate incidents of violence along Assam-Nagaland border which took place on August 12, 2014 claiming lives of nine people and injury to seven persons. Besides, reported burning of some houses by the miscreants resulted in displacement of large number of people who took refuge in the relief camps.
It has again been reported today that two persons died in Police action and 15 State police personnel got injured in Golaghat district of Assam, while trying to maintain law and order.
Union Home Minister spoke to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland requesting them to take all precautionary measures for restoration of normalcy in the area. Besides, the State Governments of Assam and Nagaland have also been advised to take all administrative and security measures to deal with the law and order situation in the States.
The Central Government will be providing all possible assistance of ex-gratia relief and early rehabilitation of people at their original location who are presently staying in the relief camps.
Rajnath Singh has also asked the Union Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju to visit Assam and review the situation.
Union Home Minister has also appealed to the people to maintain peace and normalcy.