Rajnath asks NE rebels to shun violence

Agartala: On a visit to Chittagong Hill tracts areas along the Indo-Bangladesh border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday termed insurgency as the biggest problem facing the Northeastern region and asked militants to shun violence.
“Our government is committed to the development of the Northeast. But insurgency and militancy hamper its progress. Insurgency is the biggest problem facing the Northeastern region,” he said addressing a press conference here.
The Home Minister appealed to insurgent groups operating in the Northeast to shun violence and give the region a chance to progress.
“I have assured Tripura government of all cooperation to deal with the issues of insurgency and other security related issues,” he said.
Earlier, the Home Minister visited the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura and reviewed situation in frontier areas, particularly Chittagong Hill tracts, which is known to be frequented by militants of several insurgent groups of the Northeast. (PTI)

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