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Check violence against Hindi speaking people in Assam: Nitish
May 17, 2007 16:31 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has condemned the continuing United Liberation Front of Asom attacks on Hindi speaking people, including Biharis, in Assam and asked the state and Central governments to take effective measures to put an end to the incidents.
Nitish Kumar conveyed his concern over the attacks to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday night, sources in his secretariat said on Thursday.
The Bihar chief minister demanded coordinated efforts by the Centre and the state to check the violence against the Hindi speaking people.
"The violence aimed at Biharis and other Hindi speaking people is violative of the rights of the common citizen of India to earn a living in any part of the country," he said.
Nine Hindi speaking people were killed in Assam since Tuesday in a re-run of similar attacks on them in January this year in which 70 were done to death.