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13 June 2014

Northeast Committee To Submit Report Next Month

New Delhi, Jun 12 : A committee which was constituted to look into the concerns of persons hailing from the North Eastern states will submit its report early next month suggesting remedies and if necessary recommend change of laws for their protection.

"We will submit our report with some concrete suggestions," chairman of the committee and former Union Tourism Secretary M P Bezbaruah told PTI without elaborating anything.

Sources said the committee is expected to suggest strengthening the existing laws and if needed amendment of some provisions of the IPC.

However, the Committee is believed to be still debating whether to suggest enactment of an anti-racial law.

The committee is looking into various concerns of persons hailing from the North Eastern states who are living in different parts of the country, especially metropolitan cities, and will suggest suitable remedial measures which could be taken by the government.

The committee is holding a series of meetings at Nagaland House here.

The committee continues to have interaction with the students, professionals and various persons from the North Eastern states living in Delhi, NGOs, students organisations and other associations for seeking their suggestions in this regard.

Suggestions can also be sent by e-mail at mpbcomm.Northeast@gmail.Com and also by post to S Saha, Member Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Room No 172-C, North Block, New Delhi - 110001.

The terms of Reference of the committee are as follows:- (i)To examine the various kinds of concerns, including the concerns regarding security, of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States.

(ii) To examine the causes behind the attacks/violence and discrimination against the people from the North-Eastern states.

(iii) To suggest measures to be taken by the Government to address these concerns.

(iv) To suggest legal remedies to address these concerns.


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