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India-Bangladesh border in Assam to be sealed by December: Sonowal

GUWAHATI: Employing technical solutions on the river part of the frontier and smart fencing on the land area, state chief minister Sonowal said to sealed the India-Bangladesh border in Assam by December.

The CM, who completed two years in office yesterday, said the move was a part of the state’s initiative to curb cross-border infiltration and smuggling.

He told reporters at a press meet that “In keeping with the promises, the government would be taking effective measures to make the state “economically vibrant” and free from “scourge of illegal migration and insurgency”.

While non-physical barriers will be used to seal the riverine areas along the border, the portion on land will be secured with smart fencing,” the CM said.

Talking about the protest in Assam over the citizenship(Amendment)Bill,2016, he said, the state government would never go against the interests of its people.

“Assam has taken initiatives to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) under the directions of the Supreme Court. Ours is the first and only state in the country undertaking this exercise to document bonafide citizens of the state,” Sonowal added.

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