The Meghalaya government has intimated to the Union Home Ministry (MHA) that there was no harassment meted against Bengali citizens in the state.

Informing this in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said that some inputs have been received alleging harassment of non-tribals in some of the Northeastern States by tribal pressure groups.

“Government of Meghalaya has denied harassment of Bengali citizens in the State,” said Reddy in a written reply to a question raised by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi.

He said that there is no information to suggest any fear in the minds of travellers and tourists visiting the North-eastern States.

“As law and order is a State subject, concerned State Governments are to take appropriate action. However, Government of India issues advisories from time to time to the State Governments in aid of such actions,” Reddy added.

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