GUWAHATI, Oct 29 � Asom Suraksha Oikya Mancha (ASOM) in a meeting held recently in Guwahati under the chairmanship of Dr RK Baruah, had taken stock of the security situation in Assam. The Mancha felt alarmed by the news of recent arrest of several persons from the district of Barpeta linked to dreaded Al Qaeda and terrorist fundamental groups like Jamat ul Mujaheeden of Bangladesh etc. and deplored the reactions of some political leader and parties of Assam on the arrest of the persons linked to Al Qaeda by the police.
The Mancha condemned the highly reprehensible statements and propaganda of some leaders stating that there is no Qaeda in Assam not to speak of Al Qaeda and also their criticism to police action. The public utterance of some leaders in this context for a Muslim State is equally condemnable as it is unconstitutional.
The Mancha reiterated that the government must prop up the intelligence and surveillance activities, undertake massive operations and raids and detect and arrest the anti-India terrorists and fundamental elements, their mentors and sympathisers. The government should investigate into the politicians making public utterance on arrest. It also urged the government to complete the fencing work on the Indo-Bangladesh border, seal the border and speeding of patrolling. The work of updating of National Register of Citizens should be completed within the time frame given by the Supreme Court of India and the illegal migrants, infiltrators and intruders be detected and deported, a press release said.