Assam governor appealed militants to ‘shun violence and join mainstream’

Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik, Governor of Assam

Janaki Ballav Patnaik, Assam Governor


Guwahati, January 27, Priyanka Bhowmick: On Sunday, Assam Governor, Janaki  Ballav  Patnaik requested militant groups to avoid violence and talk peacefully for the development of the state. He entreated them to have a peaceful discussion rather creating viciousness that can lead to a harmful situation.

“I appeal to all…organizations to shun violence and join the mainstream for the development of the state. The government is making all out efforts to persuade the other remaining outfits to come forward for negotiations,” Patnaik said.

After hoisting the National Flag on Republic Day, Patnaik also spoke about the recent occurrences that took place in Assam that assured that all criminals will be penalized.

“My government condemns the recent killings of innocent persons in Karbi Anglong, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts. We are taking firm steps to strengthen the security environment in these areas and to apprehend the perpetrators of such inhuman crimes,” Patnaik said.

According to him, 13 extremists group have surrendered to the Government under the unified command structure covering civil and military authorities.

“Assam has undergone a sea-change over the last dozen years, emerging from two decades of conflict and economic stagnation and is rapidly developing as a vibrant economy. However, much remains to be done,” Patnaik said.

Besides, under the Multi Sectoral Development Plan, more projects like cottage industry, agriculture sector and minority education were started.