Situation in North East improving: Home Minister
The Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in a meeting of the consultative committee attached to his Ministry held here recently discussed the security situation in North-eastern states in details. The Minister 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, the Home Minister 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 detail.