Delhi Govt. assures immediate action to ensure safety of northeastern community

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New Delhi, Oct 30(ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Friday said that the State Government would take necessary steps to ensure safety of the Northeastern community residing in the national capital.

While addressing a group of students from northeastern States, who were staging a mass protest against repeated incidents of attacks on them, Dikshit assured them that steps would be taken to contain the rising crime against the students and others from the Northeast.

"I called for a meeting with MPs and Police Commissioner, and have ordered them to take necessary steps immediately. We will go into this because we must see that they feel safe. It's a sad picture if they are feeling unsafe, it has to be rectified," Dikshit said.

The students' protest comes in the wake of the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl from Manipur last week.

Carrying banners and placards that read 'We Despise Rape and Murder', 'Stop Sexual Harassment', 'Stop Harassing Us', the students urged the State and Union Governments to step up security for the community living in the national capital, a majority of them being students.

"We are very much insecure and for that reason we are asking the State to provide us more security, to give us more attention because we are more vulnerable people," said Tungrei, the President of Tangkhul Naga Students' Union.

Meanwhile, Takam Sanjay, an MP from Arunachal Pradesh, said that they (parliamentarians) would be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram soon to discuss the issue.

"As a MP, we have already given our opinion. Administration should be aware of our problem, especially the police. We condemn he inactiveness of the police department. We will be meeting the Union Home Minister to ensure the safety of the students from the ortheast. Security is a prime agenda and we will be meeting the Prime Minister also," Sanjay said. (ANI)

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