Meghalaya says Karnataka, Maharashtra are normal now

Shillong, Aug 30 : The Meghalaya government Wednesday urged students and workers from the state to return to their educational institutions and works places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, saying the situation in both the states was "normal" now.

"The situation in Maharashtra and Karnataka is normal. The governments of these two states have assured that there is nothing to fear and all necessary help would be extended," state Information and Public Relation Minister Abu Taher Mondal told reporters here.

Earlier, Mondal led a three-member team, comprising Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and Water Resources Minister Alexander Hek, which met Karnataka Home Minister R. Asoka and Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil during a fact-finding mission to these two states.

Thousands of students from Meghalaya and other northeastern states left Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Maharashtra after mobile text messages warned them of attacks as a backlash for the Assam ethnic violence.