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March 30, 2009

Workshop on terrorism held at Assam University

SILCHAR, March 30 – A one-day regional seminar was organised by the Department of Political Science in association with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and IQAC, Assam University, Silchar recently. Prof Topadhir Bhattacharjee, VC, Assam University presided over the inaugural session and Dr PR Das, IGP, Assam and MK Baruah, former Home Commissioner, Assam participated in the workshop as representatives of IIPA.

In his presidential address, Prof Topadhir Bhattacharjee said that Assam University is proud to have such talents for the workshop. He further said that this workshop would have meaningful contribution from various experts from the field. He further said that the public should come forward to eliminate terrorism from Assam. For this the administration should become move active.

In his speech, Dr PR Das said that if police is given sufficient power with sufficient arms, it is easy to tackle the terrorist problem without the help of the Army. He supported talks with terrorists at the Government level.

MK Baruah in his speech, said that the problem of terrorism has emerged due to the neglect of the State.

Prof Gautam Biswas, Pro- VC, said that in Northeast India, there are lots of troubles. It needs the active role of public administration to tackle the situation.

In her welcome address Prof RR Dhamala focused on various activities to be taken by the administration to eliminate terrorism from Assam. Dr Niranjan Roy from IQAC was also present on the occasion. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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