While there is steady decline in the exodus of North-East people from the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune in the weekend, Pakistan refuted India’s charges that the morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked the crisis had originated on its soil.
The Pakistani sources told IANS that these were untrue. “Instead of indulging in mud-slinging and blame game, it’s time for India to address its internal issues,” the source told IANS. “Such comments only widen the trust deficit.”
It may be an exchange of diplomatic exchange of words for every such crisis but the impact of the imbroglio leaves nobody happy either in the three Southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The exodus has made many establishments seethe in anger as the major workforce in Security services, beatuty parlours and restaurants is missing.
It may take time to enumerate the economic loss of the exodus but many North-East people still remain indoors or work from home owing to their feeling of immense security on city roads. Fearing to travel by auto, they are either opting for bus or train, and avoiding night rides or night shifts.
Meanwhile, an earthquake of 5.0 magnitude rocked their home on Sunday afternoon around 3 pm with the empicentre in Tezpur, the district headquarters of Sonitpur in Assam.
Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh felt the trmor, though no major damage was reported so far.