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Centre bringing policy for safety of NE people in metros

Union Home Ministry is coming up with a 'policy' to look into the safety and security of the North East people residing in metros besides introduction of NE subject in the syllabus of CBSE from next season.



Shillong: Union Home Ministry is coming up with a 'policy' to look into the safety and security of the North East people residing in metros besides introduction of NE subject in the syllabus of CBSE from next season.

"I am ready with a policy and I am going to lay down certain laws through Home Ministry next week," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said while addressing at Golden Jubilee celebration of Synod College here on Friday.

"We are going to give directions and advisories to all the states and certain provisions for every ministry of Centre for the well being of NE region," he said.

Informing that CBSE will have a chapter about the NE region from its next season, Rijiju said, "It is not enough that we learn only the history of mainland India but it is absolutely necessary that the mainland India should study the history of North Eastern region."

Rijiju, hailing from North East's Arunachal Pradesh state, also expressed personal concern on the increase cases of discrimination against the people from the region.

"I feel very sad. Such incidents are happening everyday," he said informing that everyday he receives messages that some NE boy is being beaten up in Chennai and some NE girl was harassed in Pune.

The minister further informed that the Centre is also going to have all kinds of recruitments drive in all central armed forces, military or any other uniform organizations with special emphasis and special care to ensure that the people of NE region are also being recruited.

"We are going to see that the information and broadcasting Ministry propagates to ensure that NE people are visible," he said.

Highlighting more on the plan of actions, he also informed that every police stations in the metropolitan cities of India will be having committees where anybody from NE region resides in the colony will be part of the committees.

"If anything happens to any of the NE persons and if police fails to take action, that police will have to face the prosecution," he said.

He said, "Why not look properly as we are very important region in this country. We are proud to be Indians, we are proud of NE region but we want to be proud with dignity and honour. It is everybody wants as a citizen of this great nation."  

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