BENGALURU,Sept 9 -Karnataka Home Minister�Ramalinga Reddy today directed the police to ensure the safety of people from North East in the city while at the same time �keep an eye� on their activities.
He said people from NE work in different fields in the city and have formed various associations. �We need to give them protection. At the same time, we need to keep an eye on them,� Reddy said in his maiden address to the police since taking over as the Home Minister last week.
Regarding foreign students, the Home Minister said�they indulge in �illegal�activities� in certain parts of the city which should also be curbed.
Reddy�s remarks comes in the wake of stray attacks on people from NE and also incidents involving alleged assault on people of African origin some months back.
He also asked the police to work towards ending �goondaism� from the city. �I do not want anti-social elements loitering around schools and colleges and harassing girls,� he said.
Reddy gave directions to check money-lending business, beggary, gambling, sale of psychotropic drug substances, robbery and extortion in the markets. � PTI