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Derogatory remarks against people from north-east may invite 5-year prison term

Speaking to the media persons, he said, “The Indian Penal Code (IPC) will be amended for insertion of new sections of 153C and 509A (deals with intent to cause riot and insult respectively) as recommended by the Committee. Already, the union law ministry has agreed to the amendment.”

On the context of Legal Assistance, he said a panel of seven lawyers including five women lawyers has been constituted by the Delhi State Legal Service Authority (DSLSA) for providing legal assistance to the needy people from the North East.

“The Delhi Government will also be providing compensation and monetary assistance to the NE people under Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme 2011. State Bhawans of concerned NE States have also agreed to play active roles to assist the persons in distress. All the recommendations made by the Committee regarding Special Police Initiatives and additional steps to be taken by the various State Police Forces and Delhi Police have been accepted for immediate implementation,” he added.

On February 2014, a panel was formed under the chairmanship of MP Bezbaruah to look into the concerns of the citizens hailing from the north eastern states living in different parts of the country and to suggest suitable remedial measures including legal measures which could be taken up by the government.

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