In pics: Northeast people flee Bangalore, Pune after rumours

India | | August 17, 2012, 10:52 am
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Three more trains left for Guwahati from Bangalore on Thursday, packed with professionals and students who were heading home.

Three more trains left for Guwahati from Bangalore on Thursday, packed with professionals and students who were heading home.

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The Northeast students met Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday.

The Northeast students met Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday.

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The situation in Bangalore continues to remain tense despite appeals by the state and central government to not panic. Rumours continue to scare people from the Northeast.

The situation in Bangalore continues to remain tense despite appeals by the state and central government to not panic. Rumours continue to scare people from the Northeast.

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Throughout the day on Thursday, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok, the police DGP and the Bangalore Police Commissioner promised and assured that the people of the Northeast will be protected and that there is nothing to worry.

Throughout the day on Thursday, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok, the police DGP and the Bangalore Police Commissioner promised and assured that the people of the Northeast will be protected and that there is nothing to worry.

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State officials claim that around 20,000 people from the Northeast have already left Bangalore, fearing a backlash over the Assam violence.

State officials claim that around 20,000 people from the Northeast have already left Bangalore, fearing a backlash over the Assam violence.

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Students from the Northeast are also fleeing Pune following an attack on the Northeast students in the city last week.

Students from the Northeast are also fleeing Pune following an attack on the Northeast students in the city last week.

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The source of the rumours - which is being probed by the Intelligence Bureau and the Karnataka police - is yet to be ascertained.

The source of the rumours - which is being probed by the Intelligence Bureau and the Karnataka police - is yet to be ascertained.