NEW DELHI, Aug 7 � Taken aback by intensity of violence in BTAD areas and reports of growth of Muslim fundamentalist organisations, the Centre has identified at least 14 such organisations in Assam and five in Manipur.
Highly placed sources said that the Home Ministry has prepared a list of Muslim fundamentalist organisations of Assam and Manipur.
Yesterday, Home Secretary, RK Singh had hinted at the involvement of external elements in the violence. He confirmed that the culprits responsible for the violence have been identified warning of stern measures.
Meanwhile, sources confided that existence of 14 Muslim militant organisations has come to light. The role of these organisations with the incident of violence has not been ruled out.
In Assam the identified organisations included Muslim Security Council of Assam, United Liberation Militia of Assam, Islamic Liberation Army of Assam, Muslim Volunteer Force, Muslim Liberation Army, Muslim Security Force, Islamic Sevak Sanng, Islamic United Reformation Protest of India, Revolutionary Muslim Commandos, Muslim Tiger Force, Muslim Liberation Front, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam, Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam and Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam.
The Muslim Fundamentalist Organisations of Manipur included Islamic National Front, Islamic Revolutionary Front, United Islamic Liberation Army, United Islamic Revolutionary Army and People�s United Liberation Front.
Sources said that the security agencies are working on tracing the source of funds and weapons and tactical understanding the outfits might have with other organisation.
Reports of involvement of fundamentalists organisation in the violence in BTAD areas in general and growth of Muslim fundamentalists groups particularly in Assam and Manipur has been a cause of concern for security agencies operating in North-east, said sources.