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Assam leaders meet President over North Cachar Hills violence

A delegation from Assam comprising BJP MPs and social workers led by Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, today met President Pratibha Patil to demand action against insurgents involved in violence in the North Cachar Hills of that state.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2009 19:59 IST

A delegation from Assam comprising BJP MPs and social workers led by Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, on Friday met President Pratibha Patil to demand action against insurgents involved in violence in the North Cachar Hills of that state.

"It is believed that some militant groups, with the help of some local youths, are behind the heinous activities of killing innocent people and burning of houses in Dimasa and Zeliangrong Naga villages," the delegation said in a letter submitted to the President.

Bijoya Chakrabarty, BJP MP from Guwahati who was part of the delegation, later told reporters that two demands were made to the President.

"We have demanded action against insurgent groups that are indulging in killings and burning of houses, and their punishment as per law. Secondly, establishment of monitoring cells to track DHD(D) militants who are not sticking to the ground rules of ceasefire agreement," she said.

Condemning the recent attacks, which have taken place during the cultivation season, the delegation requested the President to grant adequate ex-gratia payment to the victims.

BJP has formed a committee consisting of MPs Jual Oram, Bijoya Chakrabarty and Raman Dey, to look into the issue.