Guwahati: Appreciating the militant outfit of ULFA (Independence) decision for not calling an Assam bandh on Independence Day (I-Day) this year, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa once again appealed ULFA’s Paresh Baruah & other militant groups of Assam to come to the mainstream, join the dialogue process & contribute constructively for the development of the society.
ULFA-I earlier in a press statement on August 11 said that the outfit has not called for an Assam bandh on the 75th Independence Day, but instead has demanded the Centre to amend the Constitution of India to felicitate a dialogue with the outfit.
The chief minister while attending the 75th Independence Day (I-Day) at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for steering peace in the region.
CM Sarma wished to reiterate the state government’s commitment to go the extra mile in liberating Assam from the scourge of human trafficking, drugs & cattle smuggling.
“We shall work relentlessly to free Assam free from these social evils,” said CM Sarma at the I-Day event.
Meanwhile, expressing his sorrow, the chief minister paid reverence to the six Assam police personnel who laid down their lives while protecting the inter-state boundary.
The Assam government has also conferred the Chief Minister’s Police Medal to these six officers and personnel of Assam Police posthumously and the Chief Minister’s Outstanding Service Medal to five officers and personnel of Assam Police at the I-day event.
“While duty-bound to protect our boundaries, Assam is committed to maintain friendly relations with all neighbouring states,” added the CM Sarma.