After three days of panic and frenzy, during which hundreds of people from Assam and other north-eastern states left Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh government seems to have succeeded in turning the tide.
The police managed to persuade a group of 60 Assamese to change their plans of returning to their home state. On learning that a group of Assamese working in two hotels were about to leave the city fearing attacks, Assistant Commissioner of Police K Govardhan Reddy and others met the group and assured them that there was no threat to their security.
The group included 50 Assamese working at 'Mainland China' and ten employees of Hotel Swagath.
The development took place on a day when a delegation of two ministers from Assam, Rakibul Hasan (forests) and Pradyut Bordoloi (power), arrived in Hyderabad to assess the situation. They met Andhra Pradesh Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy and top police officials. They also visited Anjaiah Nagar and Siddique Nagar areas of Cyberabad, which has a sizeable population of Assamese.
During the interaction with the ministers, the migrants expressed their satisfaction with the security provided to them. They told the ministers from their home state that the police authorities and the local people had extended full cooperation to them.
Rakibul Hasan thanked the government of Andhra Pradesh for taking care of their citizens. "We have been deputed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to thank the government of Andhra Pradesh for their cooperation," he said.