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Myanmar asked to take action against northeast militants: Kiren Rijiju

PTI
Published Aug 19, 2016, 4:31 pm IST
Updated Aug 19, 2016, 4:43 pm IST
There are reports of some leaders of insurgent outfits from northeast taking shelter in Myanmar, says the minister.
Minister of Home Affairs of India, Kiren Rijiju. (Photo: File/PTI)
 Minister of Home Affairs of India, Kiren Rijiju. (Photo: File/PTI)

Pasighat: "India has requested Myanmar to take action against the insurgent groups taking shelter in the country", Union Minister of State for Home
Kiren Rijiju said on Friday.

"There are reports of some leaders of insurgent outfits from the north east taking shelter in Myanmar and we are in constant talks with the government of that country requesting them to take action against them," Rijiju spoke to reporters after inaugurating the advanced landing ground (ALG).

 

The minister made the remarks after his attention was drawn to the law and order situation in neighbouring Assam where outlawed ULFA activists and NDFB rebels carried out attacks prompting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to ask the Centre for more forces to tackle the situation.

Claiming that the situation in Assam was under control, Rijiju said the Unified Command Structure has been continuing its operations against NDFB militants since the carnage on December 23, 2014.

"We were of the impression that after the massacre of December 2014 the activities of the NDFB have been controlled. "But the recent killing at Kokrajhar early in August and the continuous violence triggered by ULFA in Upper Assam have been seriously viewed by the Home Ministry," he said.

"Additional forces will be deployed to tackle the situation," he further added.

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