Guwahati: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is of the view that the movement of militants in Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and in Majuli river island of Assam has become a matter of anxiety, and there is require for continued operations in those areas to stop growth of militancy in the region.
The sources said that there have been reports of movement of associate of almost all the foremost militant groups of the region through Tirap and Changlang districts and the militants are not merely using the area as shelter but also for going to their bases in Myanmar.
According to the sources, almost all the militant groups of the region comprising the hardline faction of the ULFA have strong bases in that area and use the routes to go to Myanmar, whereas, the inter-factional clashes between NSCN (I-M) and NSCN(K) in that area also resulted in aggravation of the circumstances.
The Government of India has also decided to deploy four battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the area and one battalion is ready to be devoted to use. But the slow progress of allotment of land for the planning of the battalion headquarters is delay the process.
On the other hand, reports of hardline group of ULFA having strong bases in Majuli is also causing anxiety as according to inputs available with the Government, the group manage to set up hideouts in the island by taking advantage of lack of sufficient security cover.
A number of hardcore members of the ULFA comprising senior member Nayan Medhi are now in Majuli. The river island is deliberately important for the militants as they can simply move towards Dhemaji from Majuli to cross over to Arunachal Pradesh, the reports said.