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No threat to northeast people: Home Secretary

Bangalore - 15/08/2012 : Large number of migrants workers from Assam and other Northeast states, getting ready to leave at Bangalore City Railway station, in panic, following rumours that the community was likely to be attacked, in Bangalore on August 15, 2012. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

Bangalore - 15/08/2012 : Large number of migrants workers from Assam and other Northeast states, getting ready to leave at Bangalore City Railway station, in panic, following rumours that the community was likely to be attacked, in Bangalore on August 15, 2012. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.   | Photo Credit: K_MURALI_KUMAR

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With people from north east in panic following rumours of attacks, Union Home Secretary R K Singh on Thursday said there was no threat to anyone from the region living anywhere in the country and termed the reports of violence as rumours.

“There is no threat to the people of the north east in any part of the country,” Mr Singh told PTI here reacting to reports that people from the region were attacked in other parts of the country.

On reports of mass exodus of people from the north east living in Bangalore, Mr Singh said he had spoken to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Karnataka Police and they had informed him that there was no incident of attack on anyone from the region anywhere in the state.

“Last night when I got an information that some people from Assam were under threat in Karnataka, I rang up the DGP and checked up with him... There is nothing.

“When people thronged the (Bangalore) railway station to go to the north east, the Home Minister of Karnataka himself went there and told them that there is nothing. So the rumour mongering has to be stopped. Some people are spreading rumours,” he said.

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