‘Police should not use their weapons against civilians’, says Assam CM Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amid the border dispute Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that whether people are citizens of Meghalaya or Assam police should not fire upon civilians.

Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Police should not use their weapons against civilians. I always instruct Assam police not to fire upon civilians.”

Earlier on 22 November at the Mukroh area along the Assam-Meghalaya border in a firing incident six persons including five from Meghalaya and one Assam Forest Guard were killed.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister talked about the Assam-Meghalaya border issue and said between Assam and Meghalaya there is a constitutional boundary.

“Both states should have to follow the constitutional boundary and we are following it. Based on the history, Meghalaya wanted a discussion on Block A and Block B of the inter-state boundary and both governments have constituted regional Committees for discussion. I am hopeful that, the issue will be resolved through dialogue,” Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Moreover, scooters were distributed to the meritorious girl and boy students of Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup districts by CM Sarma. These were distributed to those who secured students who secured 60 percent and above marks and 75 percent marks in the Higher Secondary (Class 12) examination this year.

However, at the Veterinary College playground, Khanapara in Guwahati the program was held and under Dr. Banikanta Kakati Merit Award scooters were distributed.

Furthermore, 6,052 boys and 29,748 girls students all over Assam received the award.