Delhi government to form separate ‘North East Cell’

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The Delhi government will be forming a separate North East cell to handle issues related to people from North-East states living in Delhi.

A delegation of members of the North Eastern states had met Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. They submitted a memorandum outlining their list of demands and expectations from the Delhi government.

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After listening to their demands, Kejriwal agreed on forming a ‘North East India Support Cell and Monitoring Committee’ to deal with problems faced by them in Delhi.

Kejriwal said, “The North East delegation can help education department design the syllabus.”

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On demands for allotting land for a proposed North Eastern community centre, he said that he will personally push the matter with Lieutenant Governor and Vice Chairman of DDA.

The delegation also informed about the high crime rate against North East girls and their coordination with the Delhi Commission for Women on the same.

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Around 7 lakh North Easterners live in Delhi including working professionals and students.

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