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Attacks on Northeast people: Delhi HC asks 8 N-E states to depute officers to help Delhi police

The court directed Delhi government to complete purchase of forensic equipment in six months.

New Delhi | Published: February 12, 2014 3:56:00 pm

Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to police forces of eight North East states to depute officers to Delhi Police.

The court said, “If this country is to survive and be at peace, each of us has to contribute. Today when boundaries between countries are disappearing its unfortunate that some sections of society are dividing states.”

The HC also directed the trial courts to expedite trial of alleged racial attack cases. It directed the Delhi government to complete purchase of forensic equipment in six months, and police to conduct recruitment drive in northeastern states.

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court had asked the Home Ministry to consider changing the existing SC/ST Act or introducing a new law to allow provisions for deterrence against alleged “racial attacks” on people from Northeast states.

The National Capital has witnessed a rise in the attacks on people from Northeast including the death of Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, rape of a Manipuri girl, assault on three Manipuri youths.

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