New Delhi, May 10 (Agency)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday expressed hope that soon the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be removed from entire Assam, as it has already been partially removed from the state due to better law and order and peace agreements with extremist outfits. has been removed. In view of the improvement in the security situation, the central government has gradually started reducing the disturbed areas under AFSPA in the northeastern states. The Union Home Minister is on a two-day visit to Assam.
In his address after conferring the ‘President’s Colour’ (President’s flag) on the Assam Police on Tuesday, he said that due to the efforts of the Central Government and Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma, most of the militant outfits have reached a peace agreement and ‘that day is also now’. Not far when the entire state will be completely free from extremism and violence. The Home Minister said that the central and state governments are working for the rehabilitation of those who have surrendered and returned to the mainstream. Shah presented the ‘President’s Colour’ honor to the state police at the decoration parade ceremony. Assam is the 10th state in the country, which has been awarded the ‘President’s Colour’.
It is the highest honor given to any military or police unit for exemplary service to the nation during peace and war.
West Bengal is not helping in stopping infiltration
Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleged that the West Bengal government was not cooperating with the Center in tackling the problem of infiltration. Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to end the problem of infiltration. However, he claimed that the “Bengal government is not cooperating with the Center” on the issue. “On the other hand, the Assam government is fully standing with the Center and fighting the problem firmly,” he said. As a result there has been a significant reduction in infiltration.