In the cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, the people of northeast took August 20 as cut off date. But no incidents were reported on August 20 and people are now satisfied that nothing untowards is going to happen. A week or two of peaceful proceedings and state of normalcy might put confidence in people. There is urgent need to address situation with gravity and government must take essential steps to curb the culprits airing hatred message and rumours.
There are ample evidences with government that the rumours were the propaganda of certain elements from Pakistan. Government of India has raised the issue with its counterparts of government of Pakistan and as usual the Pakistan denies. Government of India has banned many websites carrying message of hatred. This is a wise step. Muslims of India should not be carried away by rumours and should show compassion. Muslims of northeast are reiterating that they are living peacefully with other communities in Assam. Political parties should also apply their mind and not act or remark in any form to gain short-term mileage detrimental to peace, harmony and prosperity of its own country.
The government of Assam should try to bring situation under control and normalcy. They should try their best to bring back an atmosphere of confidence. The Chief Minister should try to forget differences with its most efficient minister and provide him duties to control situation. He, if desires to, can save the party and government which is otherwise a safe government enjoying more than two-third majority. At this stage, any differences within government may send wrong message to the people. The state must progress and prosper at any cost. Non-political organisations should co-operate government at this stage to bring back normalcy. The government alone can not bring back confidence among people. They should try to send back people who abandoned their livelihood and studies under the circumstances of rumours to those cities where they lived.
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