Army help sought as Assam-Nagaland violence intensifies

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  1. kseeker

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    NEW DELHI: At least three persons have reportedly been killed and six others injured in fresh police firing on Wednesday in Assam's Golaghat town. Curfew has been imposed in Golaghat and Rongajan, police said. Army help has been sought to conduct flag march, Golaghat district SP Siladitya Chetia said.

    One person was killed and 18 others, including three women, were injured when police lathi-charged protesters and opened fire in the Rongajan on Tuesday.

    According to report, home minister Rajnath Singh called chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland asking them to defuse tension along the borders of the two states. Rajnath told both the CMs to come up with a joint statement on Thursday.

    Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi sought additional companies of paramilitary forces from the Central government to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled areas along Assam-Nagaland border.

    When Union home Minister Rajnath Singh called Gogoi to discuss the issue, the chief minister sought from him additional companies of paramilitary forces to restore normalcy in the affected areas, an official release said.
    Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi blamed Union home minister Rajnath Singh for the violence along the state's border with Nagaland. Gogoi said the Centre has failed to provide security in the border region.

    "Yes, I am responsible as the state CM for what is happening along the border. But why are you not blaming Rajnath Singh? Why are same charges not being made against the union home minister for failing to give protection?" Gogoi said.

    The Assam-Nagaland border, he said, is a disputed subject and the area is controlled by the Centre with the help of CRPF, a 'neutral' force which failed to provide security to the people and properties there.

    Army help sought as Assam-Nagaland violence intensifies - The Times of India
     
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    The CRPF is under the operational command of the Assam Police. A fact that is conveniently being omitted by Tarun Gogoi and son while briefing the media.

    Nagaland newspapers have been reporting for some time that the Govt of Nagaland has been complaining to the MHA for the CRPF to be put under neutral command because they have been put under operational control of the Assam Police and hence are not a neutral force.
     
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