Things are fine in city: Northeast students
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Students from Northeastern states studying at Punjab Agricultural University and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University feel 'safe and secure', though rumours and exodus of students and workers from elsewhere in the country to their home states have made their families and friends worried.
There are more than 20 students from Manipur and Assam who are studying in the two varsities. "The day the problem started in Assam, our parents and families back home got worried about our security. But we have assured them that we are facing no such problem here. All is well," says Somina, a post-graduate student of agriculture economics at PAU.
Her friend Soniya Maimom, who is studying MSc in Entomology, says: "We have heard about the rumours spreading in Bangalore and the manner in which the Northeast students and workers are leaving Bangalore. But we have not faced any such issue here in Punjab. We have received no threatening messages or calls."
"Our parents keep calling us and asking about our well-being. But things are fine here," adds Somina.
The two girls say there are students from the Northeast studying in the college of Home Science, College of Agriculture and College of Basic Sciences and humanities.
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