Rio writes to Centre over attack on students

DIMAPUR, AUGUST 13 (MExN): The Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio today wrote to the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on the reports of students and people belonging to the north eastern region having been attacked in certain parts of the country including Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore etc. 

According to a press note issued by the CM’s Press Secretary, the Chief Minister’s letter expressed serious concern at the reports of students and people belonging to the north eastern region having been attacked in certain parts of the country, including Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore etc. 

“We have also received reports that some people from Nagaland have been asked by their landlords to vacate their rented premises on the fear that people from the North East Region are likely to be targeted by some groups of people who are aggrieved by the recent communal violence in lower parts of Assam”, Rio stated in his letter. 

Rio stated that this situation has created an air of apprehension in the minds of the people of the North East now living in various parts of the mainland, and also amongst the people here. “It goes without saying that there are bound to be undesirable repercussions if the situation is not handled in an urgent and firm manner, so as to reassure the safety of the people of North East and to maintain communal harmony and peaceful situation in the country.”

The Chief Minister has requested the Government of India to kindly take all possible measures and also give directions to the state Governments to ensure that people of the north eastern region are not specifically targeted in any manner. The Chief Minister has also endorsed a copy of his letter to the Union Home Minister to the Chief Ministers of all north eastern states while writing separately to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka.  

In a separate letter, Lok Sabha MP CM Chang has written to Sanjeev Dayal, DGP, Government of Maharashtra drawing urgent attention on the upcoming incidents of more than 10 people, mostly from Nagaland and Manipur and other states of North-East who were seriously beaten up in separate locations (by saying ‘all chinki people are to be destroyed here’) over the last few days in Pune city. 

The Lok Sabha MP urged the DGP for immediate affirmative actions to control such discriminations.