Assam: Situation calm; security beefed up for Eid

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 14:29

Guwahati: No fresh incident of violence was reported from any part of Assam where security has been beefed up on the occasion of Eid on Monday.

"There are no fresh incidents of violence. We are in constant touch will all the districts and Eid prayers have passed off peacefully," Assam IGP (Law & Order) L R Bishnoi told a news agency.

He said police and security forces have been deployed in all districts and regular reports have been received.

There are reports of Eid celebrations from districts, including Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, which bore the brunt of the recent violence.

In Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called for peace and harmony in the state.

"Let us hope that this day of Eid will bring lasting peace and amity in the state. We will all have to work together and strive for peace," Gogoi said addressing people at the Machkhowa Idgah here.
He said relief and rehabilitation of the affected people is the biggest priority of the government.

The CM also said that an action plan to deal with such incidents of violence will be prepared by the state administration and police.
Meanwhile, two more special trains from Bangalore reached Guwahati this morning bringing around 2,000 passengers.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 13:18

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