Nitish urges Centre to intervene for security of Biharis

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Patna, Oct 20(UNI) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today urged the Centre to intervene ensuring security to Biharis in Maharastra.

After Janta Durbar at his official residence, Mr Kumar told media persons that thrashing of some Bihari students in Maharashtra was unfortunate and those involved in such incidents should be dealt sternly.

He further said the failure on part of the Central government in this regard would be construed as its slackness to protect the fundamental rights of citizens to earn their livelihood in any part of the country.

'' In recent times, it appears that some disruptive elements in Maharshtra are deliberately targetting Bihari students who go there to appear in various competitive examinations for jobs '', Mr Kumar said adding it was posing serious threat to the unity and integrity of the country.

'' I had talked to Maharashtra Chief Minister Bilas Rao Deshmukh on the issue and requested him to ensure fool proof security cover to Bihari students but the action taken by the Maharashtra government was far from satisfactory, '' he stated.

Mr Kumar said he would talk to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh urging him for the intervention of the Centre to protect the interests of Biharis in Maharasrta.

'' It is constitutional duty of the Centre and concerned state government to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens regarding earning of their livelyhood'', he maintained.

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