Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Committee seeks suggestions relating to concerns of NE people

A committee, set up by the government to suggest remedial measures to address concerns of people from the northeast, has sought suggestions of groups, individuals and organisations on how to check alleged discriminations against those hailing from the region.
Any individual, group or organisation desirous of sharing thoughts, ideas, and suggestions relating to the concerns of people hailing from northeastern states can do so by 28th February.
Suggestions can be sent to or posted to S Saha, Member Secretary & Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Room No. 172 C, North Block, New Delhi 110 001, an official release said on Monday.
The Home Ministry has constituted the committee, headed by former IAS officer M P Bezbaruah, on February 5, to look into various kinds of concerns of people hailing from the northeastern states who are living in different parts of the country, especially the metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be taken by the government. The committee had been asked to examine various kinds of concerns, including those regarding security of people hailing from the northeastern states.  It will also examine the causes behind the attacks or violence and discrimination against the people from the northeast and suggest measures to be taken by the government to address these concerns, the release said. Nido died due to injuries on head, face: Autopsy report
The autopsy report of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam, whose death here sparked an outrage, has revealed that he succumbed due to injuries on his head and face caused by a blunt object.  The postmortem report, which is likely to be submitted before the Delhi High Court today, says that 19-year-old Taniam died due to "blunt trauma on head and face", police sources said.  In view of the report, the three people arrested in the case earlier and charged with assault may now face murder charges, they said.
Taniam, son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress MLA Nido Pavitra, was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar area of south Delhi on January 29 when he retaliated after they made fun of his hairstyle. He was found dead in his room next day. The initial post-mortem report had not revealed "much injury or aberration" on his body. His death had triggered protests in the capital with people from the Northeast alleging racial discrimination against those from the region.