Indo-Bangla border to be completely sealed by mid 2018: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the 200-kilometre-long Indo-Bangladesh border will be completely sealed in next one and a half years.

Indo-Bangla border to be completely sealed by mid 2018: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the 200-kilometre-long Indo-Bangladesh border will be completely sealed in next one and a half years.

"We are committed to sealing the 223.7-km Indo-Bangladesh border and the process is on. It is expected to be completed within the next year and a half," Singh said while addressing BJP workers in Guwahati.

"Bangladesh is our neighbouring country and we share a good and warm relation, which we will continue to pursue and remain committed to in the future," he added. Singh assured people of Assam that BJP was committed to protect the interests of the indigenous population of the state as per Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.


"We are committed to Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and will protect it even if we have to amend the Constitution," he said.

The Union minister said the Centre will make no compromise on the issue of insurgency as he claimed that violence has considerably come down in the state. "If any people or group have any grievances, problems or issues, we are ready to talk to them.We are ready to embrace them and talk. But if there is violence, there will be no compromise," he added.

Singh claimed that people have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “bold step” of demonetising Rs. 1,000 and old Rs. 500 notes and his fight against black money and corruption. The Prime Minister’s bold step of demonetisation has been welcomed by the people of the country and we are grateful for that,” the minister said