New Delhi: Home minister Rajnath Singh Friday urged the Haryana and Karnataka governments to ensure safety of all citizens, including those from the northeast, a ministry statement said.
"The home minister today (Friday) spoke to the chief ministers of Karnataka and Haryana and requested them to maintain law and order under all circumstances. He also urged both the governments to ensure the safety of all citizens, including those hailing from the northeast," said the statement.
Citing some incidents of attacks on citizens from the northeast in the past couple of days in Bangalore, Karnataka and Gurgaon, Haryana, he said that it is a matter of concern.
"In Bangalore, three people found to be involved in the attack have been arrested. Similarly, in Gurgaon three attackers have been arrested by the Haryana Police," the official statement said.
"Considering these attacks, both the state governments have issued directions to the police to deal with such people strictly," the statement said.
The statement informs that Bangalore and Haryana Police have taken a number of security measures to ensure the security of the people including those hailing from the northeast and the home ministry has also sent advisories to state governments and Union Territories in this regard.