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Assam Govt Announces To Withdraw 1 Lakh Minor Cases

He also asserted that the Assam government has decided to send at least 1,000 youths to the Cellular Jail located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Assam Govt Announces To Withdraw 1 Lakh Minor Cases

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced to withdraw nearly one lakh minor cases, including social media posts, to reduce the burden on the lower judiciary, here on Monday.

He announced the same while addressing the gatherings after hoisting the national flag at the 76th Independence Day function in Guwahati.

''There are about four lakh cases pending in the lower judiciary,'' he added.

He further added that minor cases lodged before midnight of August 14, 2021, will be withdrawn.

"This will enable the judiciary to focus on more heinous crimes such as rapes and murders," he added.

Hitting out at the militant outfit such as ULFA-I and NSCN seeking sovereignty, Sarma said that Assam is an integral part of India and those who are still dreaming of "sovereignty" should return to the discussion table.

''Sovereignty is non-negotiable and Assam will never leave India,'' he added.

He also asserted that the Assam government has decided to send at least 1,000 youths to the Cellular Jail located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī, was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

The prison was used by the British government for the purpose of exiling political prisoners to the remote archipelago.

Further, the CM said that Rs 10,000 crores will be provided for improving infrastructure in all Govt High and Higher Secondary schools in Assam.

Speaking about the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' movement, Sarma said self-help groups in the state have sold 42 lakh flags with a total cost of around 17 crores.

The 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign commenced on Saturday and will run till today. The programme envisages inspiring Indians everywhere to hoist the national flag at their homes.

The aim of the programme is to make the relationship with the national flag a more personal one rather than just keeping it formal or institutional.

Also read: Assam: 1,000 Youth to Visit Cellular Jail This Year On Educational Tour, Says CM Himanta Biswa

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