One question that worries me is – why does such kind of extreme, outrageous violence highlight that something is not going right in the country? What about the discrimination that the NE people face every-day, which goes un-highlighted? Where are the media in other discrimination related cases? Do you (media) always require death to increase your TRPs?
There are around two lakhs NE people residing in Delhi, majority of whom are students. It is these students, who are discriminated the most. Not a day goes, when students of north-east are not mocked, teased in their respective colleges, 'Chinki' being the most common word. Delhi residents have to understand that NE people away from their land have to be given hospitality rather than saying things, which would only hurt sentiments.
Referring to Nido's death, a citizen of the country is beaten up twice. The second thrashing could have been easily avoided by the police had they not dropped Nido in the same place where he was initially beaten. This purely points towards the irresponsible attitude of the Delhi Police, rather they asked Nido to pay Rs 7000 as compensation for the damage caused to the shopkeeper. Is this not biasness on the part of the Delhi police? Even if Nido was the initiator of the fight, breaking the glass, but was it not the fault of those people who beat him as well.
This incident is yet another black spot on Delhi police, who is supposed to be a custodian of the people of Delhi regardless of ones caste, colour, creed or religion.
It is high time that the country pens down a law, a draconian law, which states that no such act will be tolerated, assure all the people of the north east that they will be protected, respected and given equality, rather than making it a tool to gain votes by going to place of protests and offering condolences.
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