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Ensure safety of Bengalis in Assam: MPs (Lead, Supersedes earlier version)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The and the on Tuesday accused the BJP of playing "dirty politics" in and urged the to ensure the safety of in the state.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, (TMC) member and of the Congress said that Bengalis living in the northeastern states were feeling unsafe.

"We have seen how Bengalis residing in have been brutally killed in broad daylight. You will appreciate the fact that our delegation had gone and seen first hand how the Bengalis have been murdered there," Trivedi said.

"This dirty of the BJP has to stop. You must stop killing Bengalis in I demand that from you," he added.

Chowdhury said Bengalis move out of in search of livelihood but were not feeling safe in Assam.

"They are being killed. The Centre should ask the state to ensure their safety," he said.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 19:10 IST
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