DIMAPUR, Aug 17 � The North East Students Organisation (NESO), the umbrella organisation of different students unions of the North Eastern States has appealed to the Central Government, and respective State Governments for immediate and effective measures for mental, physical and social security for the people of the North East residing in different parts of the country.
Mentioning the �ongoing atrocities and assaults� on the students and working people of the region in different parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, NESO today demanded the intervention of the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister for ensuring proper security for the people.
It is to be mentioned that there are considerable numbers of people from North Eastern States studying and working in and around different cities of the country. A huge number of students and employable persons from this part of the country have to migrate to other parts of the country, specially to the State capitals and other metropolises due to lack of proper and sufficient local academic and employment facilities.
�It is very unfortunate that there has been frequent incidents of discrimination, atrocities faced by people from the North East studying or living in different parts of the nation. It is a matter of serious concern that in last few days, there have been frequent unwanted incidents of killing, assaults, and threatening on the people of NE region in different parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.
The situation has become so intense and serious that students, as well as persons earning their livelihood with jobs like Security Guards, Salespersons, etc, from this region are fleeing away from those places facing unwanted trauma and insecurity,� NESO said.
Although such incidents have been denounced by the governments at different levels, North East communities continue to suffer shock and panic as unabated attack and assault continues. The people are in panic and feeling deep insecurity, it added.
NESO demands proper and swift high level enquiry of the ongoing incidents and to give exemplary punishments to the criminals associated. NESO also demands ensuring proper security for safe return of the people, and ensuring proper immediate measures for creating comfortable and secured environment for the people in trauma and danger.
NESO also appeals the Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States for taking serious concerns and actions regarding the issues, and demands that the North Eastern State Governments should take collective and serious actions.