Meghalaya CM demands law for safety of N-E students
Sangma was in the capital to raise the issue of the death of his niece and Amity University student, Dana Sangma, who committed suicide last Tuesday after allegedly being insulted by an invigilator during an examination.
"Institutes often focus on making money and building their brand, pressurising the students and ignoring the issues of their safety and balanced development," he claimed.
Apart from Dana, two more students from northeastern states have died in the past few weeks. While Delhi University student Samiran Saikia of Assam committed suicide, seemingly due to examination pressure, Bangalore student Richard Loitam hailing from Manipur was allegedly beaten to death.
Loitam's death has led to protests in several cities, including the capital, with the protestors accusing his college and hostel authorities of racial discrimination and delaying justice.
The Rupee slumped to a record low, while stocks and bonds were hit, after the Federal Reserve signalled a tapering of its monetary stimulus, highlighting the country's dependence on foreign capital inflows to fund its current account deficit.
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