The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure after it was told that the committee constituted as per the recommendations of M K Bezbaruah committee has met only three times in the last four years.
A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta said that the committee should have met at least once in every month and issued notice to the Centre. The bench was acting on a plea filed by one Dr Alana Golmei seeking implementation of the Bezbaruah Committee report for protection of the rights of people from north eastern states.
The Bezbaruah Committee was constituted by Union home ministry on February, 2014 following the shocking attack and murder in a busy market place of a 19 year old student from the North east. It was mandated to look into the various concerns of persons hailing from the North Eastern states who are living in different parts of the country, especially the metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be implemented by the government. The Committee under the chairmanship of former Union Secretary and member North east council MP Bezbaruah had submitted its report to the Ministry of home affairs in July the same year.
—India Legal Bureau