NESO asks prime minister to ensure safety of northeast people

August 16th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Thursday demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure security to the people of the northeastern region residing in different parts of the country.

NESO, an umbrella organisation of different students unions of the northeastern states, also appealed to all state governments to take immediate and effective measures for “mental, physical and social security” of the people from the region.

“We demand proper and swift high level enquiry of the ongoing incidents and to give exemplary punishments to the criminals associated,” NESO’s secretary general Gumjum Haider said.

NESO also demanded proper security for safe return of the people, and immediate measures for creating comfortable and secured environment for the people in trauma and danger.

“It is a matter of serious concerns that in the last few days, there has been frequent unwanted incidents of killing, assaults, and threatening on the people of northeastern region in various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra,” Haider said.

Saying that the situation has become serious, he pointed out that there have been frequent incidents of discrimination, atrocities faced by people from the northeast studying or living in various parts of the country.

The students’ outfit also threatened that it would not allow illegal “foreigners” to stay in northeast. “We will not allow illegal foreigners and they must leave this region,” Haider said.

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