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GUWAHATI, Aug 10 � All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh, who visited the violence-hit BTC areas, said today that possession of illegal arms in the areas is a matter of concern.

Addressing the media here, Singh said that the matter of disarming all the people having illegal arms should be taken up at the highest level.

After visiting more than 15 relief camps of both Bodo and non-Bodo groups, he said that sense of security needs to be developed among people.

�More than 100 pickets of security persons have been set up in the violence-hit areas with adequate manpower. After visiting the areas, I have suggested to the State Government to have some kind of peace committees at the pickets� level also, where people from villages can come for solution of their problems,� Singh said.

He further added that all places of worship of all the religions should be restored. Asking the people of Assam to contribute towards maintaining peace and harmony in the society, he appealed to all concerned to shun violence.

Digvijay Singh today also attended a co-ordination committee meeting of the party at Guwahati.

Denying the chances of dissolution of the Bodoland Territorial Council, as demanded by various non-Bodo organizations, he said that BTC is an elected body and there is no possibility of dissolving the council at the moment.

Expressing satisfaction with the relief work being carried out in the riot-hit areas, he said that there was no delay on the part of the State Government in reacting to the incident. �For some formalities involved, it took the Union Government two-three days� time in sending security forces,� he added.

He also asked the opposition not to incite people by making communal comments. �No political party should try to take the advantage any emotional divisive sentiments, in such an atmosphere, when the State is burning and the people are being killed,� he added.

On the pre-condition determined to rehabilitate the people, he said that it won�t be difficult for people to prove their nationalities with their names in the 2011 voters� list or any other valid document like land records etc. �Even if the documents are destroyed in violence, the same would be available in the government offices,� he added.

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Illegal arms matter of concern: Digvijay

GUWAHATI, Aug 10 � All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh, who visited the violence-hit BTC areas, said today that possession of illegal arms in the areas is a matter of concern.

Addressing the media here, Singh said that the matter of disarming all the people having illegal arms should be taken up at the highest level.

After visiting more than 15 relief camps of both Bodo and non-Bodo groups, he said that sense of security needs to be developed among people.

�More than 100 pickets of security persons have been set up in the violence-hit areas with adequate manpower. After visiting the areas, I have suggested to the State Government to have some kind of peace committees at the pickets� level also, where people from villages can come for solution of their problems,� Singh said.

He further added that all places of worship of all the religions should be restored. Asking the people of Assam to contribute towards maintaining peace and harmony in the society, he appealed to all concerned to shun violence.

Digvijay Singh today also attended a co-ordination committee meeting of the party at Guwahati.

Denying the chances of dissolution of the Bodoland Territorial Council, as demanded by various non-Bodo organizations, he said that BTC is an elected body and there is no possibility of dissolving the council at the moment.

Expressing satisfaction with the relief work being carried out in the riot-hit areas, he said that there was no delay on the part of the State Government in reacting to the incident. �For some formalities involved, it took the Union Government two-three days� time in sending security forces,� he added.

He also asked the opposition not to incite people by making communal comments. �No political party should try to take the advantage any emotional divisive sentiments, in such an atmosphere, when the State is burning and the people are being killed,� he added.

On the pre-condition determined to rehabilitate the people, he said that it won�t be difficult for people to prove their nationalities with their names in the 2011 voters� list or any other valid document like land records etc. �Even if the documents are destroyed in violence, the same would be available in the government offices,� he added.

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