Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Porous India-Bangladesh border in Assam to be sealed: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited Karimganj sector of the India-Bangladesh border in Assam and said the porous border will be sealed in 2016.

The home minister, who arrived in Assam on Sunday on a two-day visit, said inspected the Stemerghat Border Out Posts (BOP) in Karimganj district. He said the porous border should have been sealed long time ago.

Singh was accompanied by union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal and a delegation of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) during the visit to the border.

The union minister also addressed a public rally at Karimganj on Sunday before returning to Guwahati. He is scheduled to meet prominent intellectuals of the state at the Brahmaputra State Guest House in Guwahati in the evening.

On Monday, Singh will visit Dhubri sector of the India-Bangladesh border with the AASU delegation to take stock of the situation. He is scheduled to address a public rally in the district before returning to New Delhi.

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