Guwahati, Sharing the “pain” of victims of Assam’s ethnic riots, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it was now “time for healing” and assured them of government help to meet their needs.
Singh, who reached Kokrajhar earlier in the day to visit relief camps for victims of the clashes between Bodos and Muslims, also appealed to the people of the state to shun recriminations and to help rehabilitation and foster peace.
“I have come here to share your sorrow and pain. This is a time for healing,” the prime minister said in his interactions with the media following a visit to a relief camp where around 1,500 people driven out of their homes by rioters are staying.
“This is no time for recriminations. We need first to help the people to rehabilitate and bring peace,” he added. (IANS)