Karnataka police to provide security: Lalrokhuma Pachuau
Aizawl (mizonews.net): In the backdrop of the Bodo-Bengali speaking Muslims clash in Assam and recent reports of threats to northeasterners and exodus of Assamese from Bangalore, Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla spoke to the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and his Karnataka counterpart Jagdish Shettar over telephone and asks to ensure the safety of the Mizo students and Mizo residents in the city.
The Prime Minister has assured Lalthanhawla that necessary steps would be taken for the safety of all the North-East people in Bangalore.
Meanwhile, DG& IGP of Karnataka Lalrokhuma Pachuau said: “There are rumours doing rounds that the northeast people in the state will be attacked by some people. But, those rumours are baseless. Not even a single case of physical assault or verbal threat has been reported in the state. However, as a precaution, police chiefs of all districts have been directed to take necessary steps to prevent untoward incidents.”
Pachuau also added that the state police “is ready to give fool proof security to NE students and working professionals”. “So, they need not panic and live fearlessly. However, if anyone gets to know of such attacks or rumours, they should inform the police control room immediately. Those who try to disturb peace will be strictly dealt with,” Pachuau warned, adding he had also talked to NE leaders in the state and had assured them of security.
Meanwhile, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), an umbrella body of Mizo students, has condemned the violence between Bodo and Muslims in Assam and its effects prevailing in the other states of the country. The MZP has urged the Central Government to control crisis.
Keywords: Mizoram News