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Nitish asks Manipur CM to halt attacks on Bihari labourers

patna Updated: Jun 19, 2009 12:46 IST
Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asked his Manipur counterpart Okram Ibobi Singh to effectively check attacks on migrant, particularly Bihari labourers, in the state.

Kumar called up Singh this morning to register his "deep concern and anguish" over the recent attacks on labourers from Bihar and West Bengal by militants in Manipur and requested him to bring it to an end, an official spokesman told PTI.

Maintaining that the attacks were detrimental to the unity and integrity of the country, Kumar requested Singh to initiate steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Kumar directed state's Chief Secretary R J M Pillai and Director General of Police D N Gautam to depute a high- level officer to facilitate return of those Bihari labourers who intended to come back.

He also asked them to co-ordinate with their counterparts in Manipur measures to check violence against the migrant labourers from the state.

Labourers from Bihar and West Bengal have of late been the target of violence unleashed by separatist elements in Manipur.