Assam faces threat from anti-national elements: Mathur
Observing that the state has been facing serious threats from anti-national elements operating with the support from outside organisations, Assam Gov Shiv Charan Mathur said no stone will be left unturned to fight them.india Updated: Jan 26, 2009 12:56 IST
Observing that the state has been facing serious threats from anti-national elements operating with the support from outside organisations, Assam Governor Shiv Charan Mathur on Monday said no stone will be left unturned to fight them.
"Last year saw a number of violent incidents that shook the state. The gravest threats to the state and its people emerge from the activities of a section of anti-national elements within the country. They are operating with the support from organisations based outside", Mathur said while addressing Republic Day gathering in Guwahati.
"The state government is committed to fight the anti- national forces and secure peace and stability to the citizens", he assured the people after unfurling the tri-colour at 60th Republic Day celebrations at Latasil parade ground.
"Over the past year, our policy of bringing in groups engaged in militancy for dialogue within the framework of the Constitution has paid definite dividends in the shape of ceasefire agreements signed with different outfits and the return of 648 misguided youths to the mainstream," he said.
The Governor "once again appealed to all those involved in insurgency and militant activities to shed the path of violence and come forward for dialogue within the framework of the Constitution".
Stating that "we are committed to bring peace to Assam and shall keep our doors open for dialogue", he, however, warned that "we will not leave any stone unturned to fight anti-national forces".