PC Concerned Over Maoist Influence in Assam
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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today expressed concern over growing Maoist influence in Assam and their links with insurgent outfits of the state as well as Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI.

During a top level review meeting at the Raj Bhavan here, Chidambaram, who is on a visit to the north east, expressed concern over growing activities of Maoists and outlined strategies to counter the threat, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters.

"The insurgency problem was discussed in detail and the Maoists influence with the active help from ISI and links with ULFA, NDFB and KNLF were on top of the meeting's agenda and strategies to check it were discussed," he said.

Chidambaram also stressed on increased border vigil as Myanmar has emerged as a hub of NE-based terrorists with most of the insurgent outfits of the region having base in that country, he said.

"The union home minister also made it clear that doors for negotiation with all the major outfits, including the anti-talk faction of ULFA were open," Gogoi said.

The meeting, attended by top police, army and paramilitary force officials, identified the latest link the anti-talk faction of ULFA has established with GNLF of West Bengal.

"This aspect was discussed in the meeting along with plans to counter it," Gogoi said.

The chief minister said he has demanded more security forces in Assam -- 125 companies of para military forces -- as the 86 companies deployed now was "not sufficient".

"Although the union home minister felt that the law and order situation in Assam was improving, we stressed on more security forces to prevent any possible violence," he said.

On the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in force in Assam, he said there is no opposition to it in the state unlike in other areas of the region. "The most important aspect is how well it is implemented. Care should be taken that there is no case of misuse," Gogoi said.

On the controversy surrounding the formation of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gogoi said he supported the move.

"All concerned should cooperate and I do not feel it will harm the country's federal structure," he said.

Immediately after the meeting, Chidambaram left for Shillong.
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Feb 20, 2012
08:25 PM

It is a different story in Assam, though. In 1991, Assam accounted for four of the nine districts with a Muslim majority. In all the four districts, the Muslim share has gone up ? Dhubri (70 per cent to 74.29 per cent), Barpeta (56 per cent to 59.3 per cent), Hailakandi (55 per cent to 57.6 per cent) and Goalpara (50 per cent to 53.71 per cent). Besides, two new districts have joined the list: Nagaon (50.99 per cent) and Karimganj (52.3 per cent). The immigration is two-pronged: a northward thrust across Dhubri to the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, and then further up, across Nalbari and Darrang to the thickly forested slopes of the Bhutan hills; and an eastern thrust through Karimganj and Hailakandi towards the Bengali-speaking Cachar district. "


PC must read this .He will know from where and how the ISI Terror is coming in India.Reason Congress has allowed the number of BDs' Muslims to swell and they have now become permanent Vote Banks .

A better solution will be to make all Pakistanis and BDs as Voters in India .This will solve the problems of Congress and its rule will be eternal .

a k ghai
mumbai, India
Feb 19, 2012
07:26 PM

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today expressed concern over growing Maoist influence in Assam and their links with insurgent outfits of the state as well as Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI."

1. Who has allowed unmitigated infiltration of Bangladeshis' ? : Congress Govt for Votes

2. Who has allowed 4 Districts of Assam to become 60 % Muslim majority Districts ? : Congress for Votes

3. Who has repealed Laws to throw out infiltrators from India ? : Congress for Votes .

4 Who is protecting Islamic Terrorisst in India : Congress for Votes.

5 Who are loosing sleep and shedding tears for the killings of Terrorists ? :

No need to answer. Ask Khurshid your Minister .

a k ghai, mumbai
Feb 19, 2012
07:04 PM

Why not take some stern actions and prove the Govt's mettle Chidu?  Till 2014, you will be taking and taking and taking - that it is all possible by you?

Somasundaram, Chennai
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