GUWAHATI, July 13 � The Assam government today sought the cooperation of all political parties and organizations to find a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of foreigners into Assam.
Replying to a Zero Hour question by Monowar Hussain (AIUDF) in the State Assembly today, Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said that though the government has decided to set up police station area level committees headed by Circle Officers and including representatives of political parties and organizations for identification of suspected foreigners, the response so far was not very encouraging. He said that the cooperation of all concerned would be required for identification of foreign nationals.
The minister said that as all political parties have agreed on March 25, 1971 as the cut off date for detection and deportation of foreigners, everyone should cooperate for identifying foreigners.
He assured that steps would be taken to stop harassment of Indian citizens and said, �The Chief Minister has already warned of action against anyone found harassing genuine Indian citizens in the name of identification of foreigners."
The minister said that the concept of D voters started in January, 1998 and now the State has 1.57 lakh D voters.