To ensure the safety of the Northeast community in Delhi, Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung has constituted a committee under the principal secretary (home). The committee, which was constituted on February 28, will include representatives from the Northeast community and will work on a mechanism to improve the safety and security of people from the community who are living in the city.
It will also ensure that their grievances are attended to promptly. “The committee will solicit opinions and views of members from the Northeast community to outline key issues. It will put in place a system of regular interaction between the district administration, the Delhi Police and members of organisations from the Northeast to discuss problem areas and to identify remedial measures,” a government official said.
The committee will also recommend sensitisation measures to be undertaken, which will ensure mutual respect and peaceful co-existence between all communities and groups.
The other members of the committee are joint commissioner of police (security), district magistrates (Southwest, North, South, and New Delhi), deputy commissioners of police (North, South and Southwest) and a nominee from the Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region.
Further, Jung had asked police to fast-track probes in cases of alleged racist attacks, following which the Delhi government had sought an action-taken report and comprehensive plan of the Delhi Police to deal with alleged racist attacks in the capital.
In a letter to Police Commissioner B S Bassi, Chief Secretary S K Srivastava had asked him to submit the report at the earliest.
People from Northeast have faced a slew of attacks in the capital in recent times. Nido Taniam, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh, recently died after he was allegedly assaulted by some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar area.