Chidambaram gives roses to 1,855 terrorists

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Guwahati, Jan 24: The Union Minister, P Chidambaram surprised many after giving roses to all 1,855 terrorists who surrendered before the home minister and the chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi. The incident happened on Tuesday, Jan 24 when Chidambaram reached the state to attend a function along with Gogoi, Army GoCs of 3 and 4 Corps, and Director General of Police Jayant Narayan Chowdhury.

Welcoming the terrorists, who chose the path of peace and gave away weapons, Chidambaram said, "I want to assure all of you that the Governments of India and Assam will treat you as equal citizens of India with honour and dignity."

While addressing the audience at the function, Chidambaram said, "The Government of India has welcomed the militants back to the fold. We believe we are a republic and a democracy where every voice deserves to be heard. Everyone is entitled to live with honour."

Once again reiterating their belief, Chidambaram urged other militants in the region to follow their former partners as he (Chidambaram) asserted, "All differences can be settled through talks, consultations, efforts and endeavour. No knot can be left untied through patience."

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