Friday, November 13, 2009

NESO moves PM on assault on NE students, Chinese claim

NESO moves PM on assault on NE students, Chinese claim

GUWAHATI, Nov 13: The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) has sought immediate and proper intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop the ongoing assault and atrocities on students and youths of the Northeast in Delhi.

Talking to newsmen in Guwahati today, NESO secretary general Gumjum Haider said: “It’s unfortunate that attacks and assaults on the Northeast community in Delhi are going in spite of assurances from the Delhi Government and police forces.” He said the premier students’ body of the region has today sent its memoranda to the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, DoNER Minister and the Chief Minister of Delhi on the matter.

The NESO leader rejected the claim of China over Arunachal Pradesh and demanded of the Government of India to take effective and convincing steps denouncing the claim of the neighbouring country. He also demanded of the Centre of laying more emphasis on development of border areas so that the border dwellers feel socially, economically and psychologically secured. On the reported Chinese move to construct a dam in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra, the NESO has expressed its concern that the Government of India continues to fall short on taking effective steps in this regard.

Haider further said all natural resources in the region, barring uranium, should be exploited and processed in the region itself, and the right over land and its natural resource must be with the people of the region.

Meanwhile, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) BK Handique has expressed serious concern over the recent incidents of attack on students from the north-eastern region in Delhi. To ensure the safety and security  of the students, girls in particular, the DoNER took up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Delhi Police. THE SENTINEL

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