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Give up idea of secession, we are integral part of India - Sahitya Sobha

GUWAHATI: Asom Moha Sonmilon organized by Asom Sahitya Sobha said Assam is an integral part of India and urged all the insurgent groups to give up the idea of getting separated from the mainland and come to the negotiating table without any precondition. It also urged the Centre to provide safe passage to the insurgents and declare the dates of unconditional talks.

"The State of Assam is a part and parcel of Indian nation and all extremists groups fighting for independence should give up the idea of secession and come to negotiating table without any precondition," the Moha Sonmilon asserted after two-day long brain storming sessions at Ravindra Bhawan here.

Sonmilon also demanded the Centre to keep strict vigil on the matter that the innocent villagers should not be harassed during counter-insurgency operations launched by the security forces in the State.

The Moha Sonmilon felt the Assam Government is not sincere in its approach to solve the problem of insurgency and urged it to tackle the problem with earnestness. The Moha Sonmilon also observed that the alleged nexus between politicians and insurgents is a matter of great concern and demanded of the Government to probe into the matter and take stringent action against the guilty politicians.

The Sonmilon has also decided to take up the burning problems of Assam with both the Centre and the State governments by involving public on the basis of the categorization of the issues.

Many local writers, intellectuals, journalists and representatives of student bodies attended the session and discussed around 40 issues affecting the socio-economic, cultural and political aspects of Assam. As regards to burning influx problem, the Sonmilon observed that the problem had assumed quite an alarming dimension in the last four decades by changing the demography and posing a threat to the indigenous communities.

Moha Sonmilon also decided to take up the issue of employment and creating job opportunities for the youth in various sectors with the Centre besides taking up the problem of flood, erosion and encroachment by the neighbouring States of Assam.

The Sabha appealed to the government to streamline the education system and to introduce the official language in all the government and as well as private educational institutions as a compulsory subject, to free the reserved areas from encroachers, to direct the banks to provide loans to the local youths.

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