PM condemns attack on Hindi-speaking people in Assam

Updated on Aug 12, 2007 11:51 AM IST

PM Manmohan Singh condemns the killing of 16 Hindi-speaking people in three joint attacks by ULFA and KLNLF militants in Assam.

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PTI | By, New Delhi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday condemned the killing of Hindi-speaking people by ULFA and KLNLF militants in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.

The Prime Minister is in touch with the state government on the action being taken and relief given to the victims of the attack, PMO spokesman said.

Sixteen Hindi-speaking people were killed in three joint attacks by militants on Friday night.

In the wake of the killings of the Hindi-speaking people, particularly Biharis, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had sought immediate intervention of the Centre to ensure their safety.

"It is not for the first time that Hindi-speaking people, several of them from Bihar, have fallen to mindless sectarian violence in Assam. It is the duty of the Congress government of Assam and the Centre to prevent such violence. I want the Centre's UPA regime to intervene to prevent recurrence of such violence," Kumar had said.

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