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'Government acting on attacks against NE people'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Aizawl, April 10: President Prab Mukherjee said here on Friday that the Central and Delhi governments have taken action to prevent “ucceptable” incidents involving people from the northeast region.

Addressing the 10th annual convocation of Mizoram University, Mukherjee said the pluralistic character of the tion should not be weakened by such “ucceptable events”.

“Some time back, the capital city of Delhi witnessed certain tragic incidents of attacks on young people from the northeast.”

“Both the Central and the Delhi government have taken firm action by not only apprehending and punishing the accused but also putting in place measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur,” the president said.

“We must ensure that the pluralistic character of our tion and her thread of unity.... are not weakened by such ucceptable events,” he added.

A committee, headed by retired IAS officer MP Bezbaruah set up by the union home ministry following some attacks against people from the northeast in Delhi, had said that over two lakh people have migrated to Delhi from the northeastern region between 2005 and 2013. About 86 percent of them have faced some form of racial discrimition, it added. IANS

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