Nitish urges PM to ensure security of Bihari in Maharashtra

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Patna, Mar 4 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in the happenings in Maharashtra and ensure safety and security to Bihari there so that their future was not jeopardised.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, copy of which was also released here, Mr Kumar requested Dr Singh to look into the happenings in Mumbai and other areas of Maharashtra and ensure that relief was given to the persons who had suffered in the brutal attacks on Biharis.

Mr Kumar also urged the Prime Minister to take care of the safety and security of the life and property of the people of Bihar earning their livelihood in Maharashtra.

Mr Kumar said he had written to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra showing deep concern over the hooliganism and violence that was unleashed in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra by certain elements targeting Hindi speaking people of East and North India specially those comming from Bihar and had urged him to take appropriate action.

Mr Kumar said following concern shown by the members of Bihar Legislative Council on February 8 on the issue and following their request to take up this matter with you, ''I am writing the letter.'' He stated that hundreds of people were fleeing back to Bihar from Maharashtra in terror and the related news items were being published in the print and visual media every day.

Mr Kumar suggested the Centre to advise the Maharashtra Government to take appropriate measures to check such incidents.

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