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Read: North easterners face a lingering sense of fear and insecurity "The khap panchayat in Munirka, south Delhi, at a meeting on Sunday took a decision to force people from the Northeast to leave the area," tweeted Manipuri activist Binalakshmi Nepram. Confirming this, a senior police official said, "People from the Northeast met us and we assured them of every help. But no one has lodged a complaint regarding this." Police, however, claimed it was not a khap panchayat but a Residents' Welfare Association meet that had issued the order.
Read: Never faced discrimination, says 1st Lt Gen from NE Umbrella organisation of all major students' bodies of Northeastern states, the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) has appealed against the decision. "The decision is unfortunate. We feel hurt. At the same time we appeal to them to play the role of guardians to our students," said Samujjal Bhattacharya, adviser of NESO. "The government in Delhi should take measures for the security and safety of students from the North East in the Capital,” he added.
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