E Ahamed submits report to PM on Assam situation

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed, who airdashed to Assam yesterday to take stock of the situation in the wake of communal violence there, today submitted his report to the Centre.

Mr Ahamed has come down sharply on the Opposition BJP and communal outfits accusing them of creating a divide between the two communities in the north-eastern state.

He told the Prime Minister that there was an urgent need of measures for confidence building between Muslims and Bodods.

Accompanied by two Ministers of Assam Dr Nazrul Islam and Rihon Doimari, the Minister visited three relief camps, two of them having Bengali speaking people and one having Bodos, which were sheltering about 25-30 thousand victims.

After the visit to these camps, Mr Ahamad called on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and discussed the matters relating to relief.

The Minister found that there was fear among the Bengali speaking people about the recurrence of violence when they return home. He assured to them all support from the Government and told them that the administration would be impartial in providing relief.

He appealed to the inmates of the camps to cooperate with the authorities to bring normalcy in the state.

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