GUWAHATI: Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) President Lurin Jyoti Gogoi on Monday visited the grief-stricken family of martyred Assam police personnel Nazmul Hossain at the Kadamguri village in Barpeta. Hossain was one of the six Assam police personnel who lost their lives recently in the firings of the Mizoram Police along the inter-state border at Cachar.
While his visit to Barpeta, Gogoi took a dig at the centre and alleged that it was simply due to the apathy shown by the Central government towards the border disputes among some of the North-eastern states, that had led to the death of these brave police personnel.
Hossain was one of the six officials who laid down their lives in the line of duty while protecting the state borders and fell prey to the indiscriminate firing of the Mizoram Police in the recent border clash along the Assam-Mizoram border at Cachar's Lailapur.
After offering condolences to his family, the Asom Jatiya Parishad(AJP) president spoke to the media and said that successive governments at the Centre never wanted to properly resolve the border disputes that prevailed among the Northeastern states since decades.
"Union Home minister Amit Shah recently held a meeting with all the chief ministers at Shillong during his last visit to the North-east. This time, the people of the region expected that a permanent solution would be reached by the centre to resolve the age old border disputes. But sadly enough, only after two days of his visit, the violent clash had happened along the Assam-Mizoram border that claimed the lives of six Assam police personnel and injured dozens of other citizens," Gogoi commented.
"They lost their lives due to the erroneous policy of the Central government," he added further.
Lurin Jyoti Gogoi further alleged that the Central government willingly keeps the issue of boundary disputes alive, leaving the North-eastern states' people stranded for a permanent peace solution.