Assam violence ‘very unfortunate’, says PMAugust 15th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Ethnic violence in Assam, which claimed over 70 lives, is “very unfortunate”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.
In his independence day speech, the prime minister said the clashes between Bodo tribals and Bengali-speaking Muslims had disrupted lives of a large number of people last month.
Expressing sympathy with the victims and their families, Manmohan Singh said authorities were doing everything possible to provide relief to everyone.
“Our government will make every efforts to understand the reasons behind the violence and work hard with the state governments to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in any part of the country,” he said.
Manmohan Singh has been elected from Assam to the Rajya Sabha.
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