Assam asks Centre to ensure safety of its people
A man walks passed a torched vehicle. Peace returns slowly as riots subside. (Source: AP)
Assam has taken up with the Centre and the Nagaland government the issue of safety of the people of Assam residing in Nagaland following the recent lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur.
In a statement in the Assembly, the government Saturday said that the safety and security of people from Assam residing in Nagaland is a priority of the Assam government which is taking all measures to ensure it.
“Our Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has spoken to his Nagaland counterpart T R Zeliang for ensuring safety and security of people from Assam residing in Dimapur and other parts of that state.
The Nagaland CM has assured that all steps are being taken,” said the statement read out by minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of Gogoi.
He has also written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue and urged the Centre to take it up with Nagaland for bringing the guilty to justice.
Source:: Indian Express