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'No mercy on issue of illegal infiltration'

However, he ensured that genuine citizens would not be harassed in the name of detection of foreigners.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 13:31 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made it clear that Government would show no mercy on the issue of illegal infiltration.

However, he ensured that genuine citizens would not be harassed in the name of detection of foreigners.

"I want to assure the people of Assam that we will show no mercy on the issue of illegal infiltration. At the same time all genuine citizens of the state have my assurance that in the name of detection of foreigners they are not harassed," Singh, who is on a two-day election tour of Assam said.

The Prime Minister said that the Government was firmly against all illegal infiltration. "We will take all positive steps to prevent illegal infiltration," he said.

Singh said the Government has strengthened border fencing and the preparation of the National Register of Citizens was going according to the schedule.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 12:45 IST