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In a move to solve the problem of northeastern communities in Delhi, the union HRD Ministry has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner or a senior officer nominated by him to meet the Delhi-based members of the northeastern community once every quarter.

This was decided at a recent meeting that union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal held with senior officers of Delhi Police. Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta was present in the meeting.

“It was resolved that Delhi police will appoint nodal officers, consisting of senior police officials, who have worked in the northeast and are sensitive to their culture, to interact with northeastern students and employees, whose problems have not been solved through the normal course. Contact numbers of such officers will be made available to the members of the northeastern community,” a source told IANS.

Sibal also asked the representatives of northeastern states to form a formal or informal body and convey the names, addresses and telephone numbers of such members for interaction with the Delhi Police, the sources said.

“The Commissioner of Delhi Police, during the meeting with the HRD minister, also assured that junior police officers posted in localities having a sizeable northeastern population would undergo a special sensitization programme with the help of members from the northeastern community as resource persons,” the source added.

Besides, the HRD ministry has also decided to write to all the universities located in Delhi, requesting them to strengthen their student counselling or welfare cells, keeping in mind the cultural sensibilities of people from the northeast.

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