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Assam Chief Minister requests people to return back, assures protection

Guwahati, Aug 18 (): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested the people who have returned to the state from southern states to go back to their respective homes. The Chief Minister said that the concerned states have promised to provide full security to the people from the North-East.

The Chief Minister of Assam has also requested all political parties to create a congenial atmosphere and install confidence among the people so that they gain confidence and soon return back to their places. The government of Assam has also made arrangements of trains for the people whenever required.

More than 2 lakh people have returned back to Assam from all over the country and have been requested by the state to return to their places of work and study.

On the other hand a large number of people from North-East have started fleeing Pune and Chennai for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday with thousands crowding the Railway Stations fearing an attack, said railway authorities.

Even after the States, including Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra assured the people of Assam of full protection, they expressed fear over stray incidents of physical attacks, particularly on the people of N-E with dire consequences.

In order to build confidence, six companies of Rapid Action Force in Bangalore have been put to service in addition to growing police patrolling in areas highly populated by North east people , said sources. A lot of panic was created due to rumours that was spread all over the country which the state government is investigating the source of rumours, said officials.

In the wake of the migration, the Bangalore police have arrested six people on Friday on charges of attack, threatening and sending unwanted SMS to people of the region.

The Assam Ministers who have visited the city expressed happiness with the steps that was being taken by the state government to safeguard the people of the north east.