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Atrocities on minorities in B�desh flayed

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, July 2 - Governor PB Acharya has said that no religious scripture talks about killing of fellow human beings and atrocities on religious minorities in Bangladesh must be condemned.

Acharya, who is on a four-day trip to Barak Valley, was addressing people at the Darool Uloom Madrasa here on Friday. He said the leaders of minority community have come to a conclusion that minorities can compete only with better education and madrassas are the best institutions to disseminate education.

�We have a strong secular base and our minority population in the State must raise their voice against the atrocities meted out to the religious minorities by the radical groups in Bangladesh and stop the occurrences,� the Governor maintained.

Lauding the efforts of the administration and police, he said that catching small agents will not solve the problem of drug trafficking; the bigger players must be brought to book.

The Governor also visited the CRPF camp at Kashipur and the pineapple orchard at Hmarkhawlien under Lakhipur subdivision. Sharing his views on the prospect of pineapple, he said the pineapple grown in this place has great taste and must be exported. �The planters must get the benefits from the various schemes launched by the government,� he said.

The Governor was also critical of the dilapidated roads, saying that he would discuss the problem with the local legislators. �It is the best time to translate the ideas into action since there is no dearth of funds,� he said, suggesting that a committee consisting of civil citizens may be constituted to address the core issues of Barak Valley.

A memorandum was also submitted to the Governor to end the wage disparity for the tea workers of Barak and Brahmaputra valleys. In a meeting at the conference hall of the Cachar Deputy Commissioner, the senior citizens and intellectuals highlighted the basic problems before the Governor.

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