Security tightened in Assam for Republic Day
Fearing attacks by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Republic Day, the State Government has put the state's police force and special branch on alert.
Apart from this, the State Government has written to all Deputy Commissioners and circle officers to take extra security measures on the day. According to the directions issued by the Government, all Republic Day celebrations must be held in consultation with local MLAs, members of parliament and non-governmental organisations so that the activities are organised in an organised manner. The Government has also said that social organisations and offices should not have separate celebrations in order to minimise the risk. All material used for flag hoisting activities would also be checked by security personnel, the government has said.
It may be recalled that the ULFA had carried out a series of attacks on Independence Day last year. The attacks had resulted in the death of nice schoolchildren in Dhemaji in Upper Assam.