Attack on Bihari students in Manipur echoes in legislative council


Patna: The attack on Bihari students enrolled in National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Manipur and Jammu & Kashmir echoed in the Upper House on Monday.

Sensing the gravity of situation, energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said chief secretary would talk to his counterpart and DGP in Manipur.

Raising the issue during zero hour, RJD member Radha Charan Sah said CM Nitish Kumar should talk to his Manipur counterpart over the attacks on students from Bihar studying there. The government should take necessary steps to provide security to those students, he said. Harendra Pratap Pandey of BJP also sought government intervention for the safety of Bihari students studying outside the state.

According to reports, at least eight students from Bihar were mercilessly beaten up by antisocial elements on the NIT campus in Manipur last week. Bihari students were also beaten up in J & K while watching a T20 World Cup match on TV and shouting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan a few days back, said leader of opposition in the Council Sushil Kumar Modi.

Meanwhile, Council Chairman Awadhesh Narain Singh asked panchayati raj minister Kapil Deo Kamat to come prepared before the reply. Kamat, while replying a couple of questions related to his department, was heckled by the BJP members for his ‘unsatisfactory reply’. The Chairman directed him to take action against the officer concerned for not preparing the reply properly. “You should issue a show-cause notice to him for misleading you by furnishing incomplete reply. If possible, inform me about the name and details of the official concerned,” he said.


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