Exodus Of N-E Students: 8 Basic Questions
Exodus Of N-E Students: 8 Basic Questions, So why are people fleeing Bangalore when CM Shettar assured the northeast students that they were safe. Exodus of N-E students: Eight basic questions, Even as over 5,000 people, many of them students, fled from Bangalore to Assam in special trains, the Karnataka police on Thursday sought to scotch rumours that people from the North-East would be attacked following the ethnic violence that has rocked Assam in the past few days.
The Karnataka and the central governments too emphasised that people from the northeastern region are safe in Bangalore and that there was no threat to them ‘anywhere in India’.
So why are people fleeing Bangalore? Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar also assured the northeast students that they were safe in the state.
While assurances kept flying thick and fast, the BJP blamed illegal migrants living in the country for the attacks on people from the North East.
People from various communities, especially the Muslim community, also appealed to people not to leave Bangalore in fear and held up placards at the Bangalore railway station asking ‘Assamese friends’ to stay back. But the exodus continues, leading to a few questions that citizens are seeking an answer to:
The state DGP Lalrokhuma Pachuau, himself hailing from Manipur, at a press conference too assured the people from the North Eastern states that they are safe. But his assurances have failed to impress many.
Close on the heels of the attacks on some students from the northeastern region in Pune, Mysore and some other parts of the nation came a Central government advisory asking all state governments to stay on high alert. And despite the fact that the Karnataka government too was on high alert, thousands of people have headed out of Bangalore. Why?