Bangalore: Attributing the exodus of more than 30,000 people of Northeast origin following rumours to an intelligence failure, a panel of eminent citizens of the city made an effort to reach out to the Northeastern population by holding a discussion on methods to end the panic on Wednesday.
What happened was a severe intelligence failure. Passing the buck on to the neighbouring country is not enough. It could have been detected and stopped very quickly. We have the technology to do it, said R K Mishra, member of the Agenda for Bangalore Infrastructure and Development (ABIDe) Task Force.
It is people like us who must go to places like Assam and reassure those who have left, not ministers. No one believes Ministers, Mishra observed.
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