GUWAHATI, May 3 � The North East Students� Organisation (NESO) today demanded a special law to ensure safety and security of the North East students studying in various parts of the country.
The students� organisation also demanded a high-level inquiry into the mysterious deaths of Richard Loitom of Manipur and Dana M Sangma of Meghalaya, who were studying in Bangalore and Delhi respectively.
In a statement, the NESO said that it has also issued a charter-of-demands to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister to take ardent steps in this regard.
�The students of Northeast must get justice and culprits should be booked at the earliest,� said a statement from NESO, an umbrella organsation of various student bodies of the region.
NESO chairman Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, in the charter-of-demands, stated, �Due to limited scope in higher education in the Northeast, students of the region opt for quality education in other parts of the country. But it is very sad that the Northeast students are subjected to harassment in various States, including Delhi.�
Pointing that the Centre, the Delhi Government and other States concerned have failed to provide safety and security to the students of the region, Dr Bhattacharya, said, �The Prime Minister had earlier written to NESO assuring that steps will be taken to ensure safety and security of the NE students studying in other parts of the country. However, nothing concrete has been done in this regard.�