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DU to have hostel for students from northeast India

PTI  Itanagar, July 17, 2013
First Published: 15:35 IST(17/7/2013) | Last Updated: 15:38 IST(17/7/2013)

The Centre has agreed in principle to construct a hostel for students from north-eastern states at the north campus of Delhi University, DU, Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy said on Wednesday.


"The hostel to be constructed, in addition to the existing ones, is the outcome of the constant demands by various Delhi-based NE students' bodies, besides Delhi University Students' Union," Sanjoy said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sanjoy, attended the AICC meeting on Tuesday at New Delhi, convened by union minister Oscar Fernandes and AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik.

It was resolved to expedite the matter and the Delhi chief minister has assured to extend all cooperation in allotment of land and other official formalities, Sanjoy said.

DoNER minister Pawan Singh Ghatawar will address another meeting on Wednesday as a follow up to give a concrete shape to the hostel proposal.

Sanjoy, who is also the convener of All India Tribal MPs'Forum, also informed that the security for NE people in Delhi, particularly the women, was on the top most priority of parliamentarians and the forum of tribal officers in Delhi.

"With our coordinated approach, the union home ministry directed to appoint tough cop from Arunachal Pradesh, Robin Hibu, as coordinator for security and safety of NE people in Delhi," the statement added.

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