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Zero tolerance to terror: Rajnath

Union home minister Rajnath Singh reiterated zero tolerance to the militant activities two days after NDFB-S militants killed at least 70 Adivasi people in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts. During his visit to the trouble-hit areas in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts on Thursday, Singh asked the state government to firmly deal with the militant activities. Moreover, he asked chief minister Tarun Gogoi to set up relief camps for the victims’ family members and the panic stricken people. Singh urged the people to exercise maximum restraint and to ensure that these cycle of violence is not allowed to take communal line. Accompanied by minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for tribal affairs Jual Ornam and chief minister Tarun Gogoi, Singh left for Sonitpur district and visited the trouble areas. They further talked to the local residents and victims’ family members. Then they left for Kokrajhar to visit the trouble torn areas to take stock of the situation in the afternoon. He said that the government won’t allow terror activities to rule the roost. He further assured Gogoi of more assistance if need be. Singh wrapped up his visit after holding a press conference in Guwahati towards the evening.

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