M.P.Bezbaruah Committee: For protection of rights of North Eastern people
The Union Government expanded Bezbaruah panel to look into the various kinds of concerns of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States, who are living in different parts of the country, especially the Metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be taken by the Government.
- Four new members drafted in the committee: Ms. Marina Nido (Mother of the Student Nido Tania who died after being allegedly beaten by some shopkeepers in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar), former IPS officer S T Sangliana and student’s leaders J Mavio and J T Tagam from Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
- Earlier, a six-member panel led by Former IAS officer M P Bezbaruah, was formed to propose remedial measures to address concerns of people from the Northeast following outrage over the death in Delhi of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh.
- Members: Retired IAS officers H W T Syeim, Allen Temshi Jamir, Tape Bagra and P Bharat Singh and the Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs S Saha as Member Secretary.
Terms of Reference of the Bezbaruah Committee:-
- To examine the various kinds of concerns, including the concerns regarding security, of the persons hailing from the North Eastern States.
- To examine the causes behind the attacks/violence and discrimination against the people from the North-Eastern States.
- To suggest measures to be taken by the Government to address these concerns.
- To suggest legal remedies to address all the concerns.
The Bezbaruah panel will interact with the students/professionals, NGOs, students’ organizations and other persons from the North Eastern States living in Delhi to seek their suggestions.
Note: Suggestions can also be sent by e-mail at [email protected] and also by post to S Saha, Member Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Room No. 172-C, North Block, New Delhi.