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Patil inspects fencing work along Indo-B'desh border

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and a four-member delegation of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) accompanied Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 22:46 IST

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Monday inspected the ongoing fencing work along the India-Bangladesh border at Sunarhat in Dhubri district of Assam.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and a four-member delegation of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) accompanied Patil.

Earlier, the Home Minister also held a tripartite discussion on the implementation of clauses of the Assam Accord with the AASU representatives in the presence of Gogoi and officials from the Home Ministry and Assam government.

Patil told newspersons at Guwahati airport that the discussions were held in a very cordial atmosphere where the AASU had raised fulfilment of its various demands through implementation of clauses of the Assam Accord.

The AASU, besides demanding completion of border fencing work by the end of this year, pressed for its demand for updating the 1952 National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam till March 25, 1971, to facilitate detection and deportation of illegal migrants from the state as per the Assam Accord.

Patil said the Centre would give due consideration to the demands, raised by the AASU in respect of the implementation of the Accord.

He, however, declined to answer questions on the infiltration issue.

Regarding the law and order situation in Assam following the recent violence in Karbi Anglong hill district, he said the situation in the state was as good as in the rest of the country. The law andorder could not be assessed on the basis of isolated incidents, he added.