Modi calls for unity of north Indian leaders on Maharashtra violence

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Patna, Oct 29 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today called for unity among leaders of North India to check unabated violence against the people of this origin living in Maharashtra.

In a release here, Mr Modi said it was unfortunate that despite widespread hue and cry and concern over the killing of three north Indians in Maharshtra, the Vilasrao Deshmukh government had failed to ensure their safety and security.

'' Federal spirit of the Constitution clearly stipulates that citizens have fundamental right to earn their livelihood in any part of the country and concerned state governments will have the Constitutional obligation to ensure their safety and security, '' he added.

'' The unabated killing of north Indians in Maharashtra have really created such a situation where all leaders of north Indian states will have to ponder over the issue and take a united stand for their security, '' he observed.

Referring to the autopsy report of Rahul Raj, killed in alleged fake encounter with Mumbai police recently, he said it had mentioned five bullet injury marks in upper parts of the body and it indicated his ''cold blooded murder'' by police.

Even if Rahul was carrying a pistol in bus, police could have overpowered him instead of killing him like a terrorist, he lamented.

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