Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has reviewed the security situation in north-eastern states.
Shinde, in a meeting of the consultative committee attached to his Ministry held here yesterday, discussed the details of the security situation in north-eastern states.
Shinde said Mizoram has continued to remain peaceful and Tripura has shown remarkable improvement. He said Arunachal Pradesh has largely remained peaceful except in Tirap and Changlang districts due to presence of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) factions.
Referring to Manipur, Shinde said the security situation in the state has improved with noticeable decline in casualties of civilians and Security Forces.
Referring to the ethnic violence which took place in Assam during July-August and again in November last year, Shinde said, now the situation in the area is under control and close watch of the Government.
He informed the members that he also met a delegation of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Home Secretary had reviewed the situation in details.
Shinde informed the members that centre has been assisting North-Eastern States for modernisation and up-gradation of state police forces. He said during the last 12 years, Rs. 1659 crore has been provided to these states.
Members stated that the developmental schemes of the Government can be increased in the north-east to generate more employment opportunities for the youth. They also deliberated on law and order situation, security, border management and employment generation in different states of the region.
Members of Parliament who attended the meeting are: Bhisma Shankar Alias Kushal Tiwari, D.B. Chandre Gowda, Kamal Kishor, Dr. Thokchom Meinya and Mahabal Mishra (Lok Sabha); Dr. Ashok Sekhar Ganguly, H.K.Dua, Mohd. Ali Khan, Om Prakash Mathur and P. Kannan(Rajya Sabha).
Ministers of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs M. Ramchandran and RPN Singh, Home Secretary R.K. Singh and other senior officials of the Ministry also attended the meeting. (ANI)