Published August 17, 2012 | 9:58 am
He said the situation in Bangalore was in control after security forces had been deployed and authorities held meetings with people from the northeast and minorities.
“The police commissioner and the chief minister said northeastern people are safe in Bangalore… and after the meeting, people have stopped leaving the city,” he said.
Referring to the situation in Assam, he said two minor incidents had taken place. “These were isolated incidents. The situation is fully under control in Assam and you cannot call them fresh violence. We need to investigate these matters.”
Wild rumours have been spreading that people from the northeast region would be attacked after Eid Aug 20 to avenge the recent ethnic violence in Assam, in which more than 74 people were killed.
The rumours have caused over 5,000 students from northeast fleeing to Guwahati from Bangalore by special trains till late Wednesday.