Rights of indigenous people will be protected at any cost: Rajnath Singh
Reiterating the Centre’s commitment to the cause of Assam and its people, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the central government will not take any steps which will jeopardise the interest of the indigenous people of the state and the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord would be amended with the consultation of the civil society.
Saying that there should not be any confusion in the minds of the people of the state regarding the central government’s intentions in solving the illegal migration issue in the state, Singh stated that sealing of the Indo-Bangla border would be completed at an early date and the centre is in constant touch with the state government for completion of NRC updation within stipulated time. Reiterating that insurgency is a major problem afflicting the Northeast region, Singh said that terrorist groups in the state have been weakened substantially in the recent years due to the government’s relentless efforts and the Centre is committed to root out insurgency from the state and the region for ushering in developmental activities.
“People and groups can have differences of opinions and they can have various demands which they can put in front of the government but we will not tolerate violence as a means of fulfilling their demands” Singh said.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that there are many problems in the state but all must try to develop the state in spite of those problems by developing the resources and possibilities. While handing out awards to various achievers from different fields, the chief minister said that a strong media is the society’s guardian and they must play their role with honesty and sincerity in showing the right way to the government in fulfilling its duties.
Several MPs and MLAs and many prominent dignitaries of the state were present on the occasion.