Expressing solidarity with people of northeast, Rajya Sabha on Friday passed a resolution seeking investigation against those creating panic, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying those responsible be brought to book.
"The House expresses its serious concern at the feeling of persecution of our brothers and sisters of the northeastern states, who are leaving various cities and returning to the northeast."
"...The mischief mongers and anti-national elements behind the electronic campaign to create panic should be urgently investigated by the authorities," the resolution read out by chairman Hamid Ansari said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said miscreants spreading rumours that have led to people belonging to northeast flee from Bangalore, Pune and other parts of the country, should be brought to book and noted that at stake is not just unity and integrity of the country, but also communal harmony.
Warning stern action against those behind the "most reprehensible" act of creating insecurity, Singh said, "Any miscreant fanning rumours should be brought to book...Whatever may have happened in Kokrajhar should not be used as an excuse to fan rumours. northeast is a very sensitive region."
He asserted that government would do everything to control the situation and provide security to people of northeast.
The resolution, passed by members of various parties, also stated, "This House appeals to all those, who are returning to northeast, not to be misled by false rumours and to come back to their place of study or work. Their presence in various parts of the country promotes national unity."
Ansari earlier suspended Question Hour to take up a discussion on the issue and members of various parties expressed their concerns and demanded action against those spreading rumours to create panic.