New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today condemned the “cowardly” terror attack in Assam that has claimed several lives and said the Centre will take all measures to maintain law and order and restore peace there.
Singh, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, spoke to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and directed them to take urgent steps to restore normalcy in the disturbed areras, the PMO said.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the violence in Assam in which many a precious lives have been lost and a large number of people injured,” the PMO said in a statement.
Singh expressed “shock and grief” and said “such attacks are cowardly attempts to spread fear and terror among our citizens.”
At least 32 people have been killed in violence unleashed by NDFB-Songbijit militants in Bodoland Territorial Administration Districts (BTADC) area in Assam.
Urging people to remain calm and ignore rumours, the Prime Minister said the central government and the state government will take all measures to maintain law and order and restore normalcy.