Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

Karnataka CM assures protection to northeast students

Thursday August 16, 2012 05:47:11 PM, IANS

Related Article

Bangalore cops scotch rumours as northeast students flee

Police Thursday scotched rumours that students from northeastern region living in the city would be attacked in retaliation for the ethnic violence in Assam, even as over 5,000 of them fled to Guwahati by special trains late Wednesday and in   »

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Thursday assured protection to students from the northeast in Bangalore as well as other parts of the state.

"Our police will offer full protection to you all. There is no reason to worry. Believe in our government and not in rumours," Shettar told about 200 northeastern students at his official residence here.

Warning "anti-social elements" of strict action for spreading rumours and causing fear among the northeastern students, Shettar said not a single attack had been reported to police so far.

"We have set up two helplines in the city police control room to complain about any threat or warning to you by anyone in person or through any medium. We have set up special squads to act against rumour mongers and mischievous elements," Shettar said.

Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashoka, who holds the home portfolio, said the helplines - 080-2225-0999 and 080-2294-2222 - will be open on 24x7 basis.

"We have intensified patrolling and stepped up security in and around colleges, offices, public places, markets, railway stations, bus stands and in localities across the city where northeastern students reside in large numbers," Ashoka said.

According to police, there are about 240,000 people from the northeast in Bangalore, which has population of nine million. Most people from the region are students, security guards or in the hospitality sector.

Earlier, Shettar met Ashoka and police officials to review the law and order across the state and measures taken to ensure the safety and security of the people from the north-east.

"Bangalore is not only cosmopolitan but also a safe city for anyone, especially those from others states including the northeast," he said.

"Students from all regions have been living in the city peacefully for over 10-12 years. We have not come across a single incident of attack of any kind on them," he added.

Earlier, police scotched rumours and dissuaded northeast students from leaving the city, even as even as around 5,000 of them fled to Guwahati by special trains late Wednesday and early Thursday.

"We are assuring students and others from the northeast residing in Bangalore or other parts of Karnataka that they are safe," Bangalore Deputy Commissioner of Police Vincent S. D'Souza told IANS.

"We are using SMS, social media, TV channels, radio and print media to spike the rumours," he added.

Wild rumours gripped Karnataka that people from the northeast would be attacked after Id-ul-Fitr Aug 20 to avenge the Assam ethnic violence that left 74 people dead.

"We had to arrange at short notice two special trains of 20-22 coaches each around midnight to Guwahati in addition to the daily Bangalore-Guwahati express and Bangalore-Howrah express because a whopping 6,000 unreserved tickets for northeast bound trains were sold since Wednesday afternoon," South Western Railway spokesman Suvankar Biswas told IANS.

As regular trains to Howrah and Guwahati were fully booked for over a week due to holidays since Wednesday till Monday, all those desperate to leave the city were forced to buy unreserved tickets and board the first available train to Assam.

"Even those who could not get reservation to Howrah or Guwahati opted to buy tickets up to Chennai so as to catch any northeast bound trains from there. This is the first time we are seeing such a big surge in ticket sale for these trains on a single day," Biswas said.

The overcrowding of platforms late Wednesday and frantic calls by railway officials for deployment of Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel and police forced Ashoka to rush to the city station and plead with the frenzied students to desist from leaving the city.
 




 



 






 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

More Headlines

Fresh violence in Assam, curfew imposed

30 students of Maulana Mujaddidi's Crescent Academy clear IAS prelims

Bangalore cops scotch rumours as northeast students flee

German city grants Muslims Islamic holidays

Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque condemned

Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping

Just imagine if Gandhi had Twitter and internet: T&T minister

Militants attack Pakistan air base

Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case

Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured

900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised

 

Top Stories

Makkah Summit: OIC suspends Syria, to take Myanmar case to UN

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation suspended Syria’s membership, citing President Bashar Assad’s violent suppression of the Syrian revolt, and also decided to take  »

Bloody violence against Muslims due to division: King Abdullah

Muslim leaders arrive in Saudi Arabia for Makkah Summit

 

  Most Read

Just imagine if Gandhi had Twitter and internet: T&T minister

"What would have happened if Gandhi had today's new technology like internet, Skype, Twitter, email and facebook to challenge the British Raj," a Trinidad and Tobago minister asked while calling for tolerance in society during an event to mark India's Independence Day. Minister  »

Vilasrao Deshmukh's mortal remains consigned to flames

A sea of humanity poured out on all roads leading to Babhalgaon village in Latur district where the body of their beloved leader »

Vilasrao Deshmukh: Politician who could have been movie star

 

  News Pick

Islam in Kashmir earlier than thought, reveals Quran manuscript

It is a pageant of rare Quranic manuscripts that not only provides an insight into the glory and richness of Islam but also sets back the clock of the religion's advent into Kashmir by almost a century  »

Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured

Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said. "There have been a series of blasts of grenades planted by insurgents »

Communal violence casts a shadow on Uttar Pradesh

Frequent bouts of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh have tarnished Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's election promise to ensure law and order in India's most populous state. For a regime already facing  »

PM moans lack of consensus, vows to fight corruption

Addressing the nation on India's 66th Independence Day, Manmohan Singh also vowed to battle corruption while ensuring that sincere officials were not affected by baseless  »

Mars journey will be 'huge step' for India: PM

Indians to get free medicines, better health services

 

Picture of the Day

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has come for the summit, visits the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Monday.

(Photo: SPA)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.