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Nido's case is unfortunate, but, is it racial?
It is always unfortunate and intolerable that an Indian is subject to such lynch-mob justice and the result is death. Nido Taniam, no doubt is one such victim. But don’t forget it was Nido who first broke the glass and then some street goons, including juveniles as reported by media beat this Arunachal student to death.

Is it right to see such murder from a racist point of view? Come on, this is India and all regional citizens have a unique identity and Delhi public never understood it. A South Indian always finds him/herself uncomfortable in Delhi and forgets about Bengal and Odias. In any case, everybody struggles and with proper support of local representative, they learnt how to get out of such problems.

The story as surfaced in media is that, some people mocked Nido for his hair style. He responded violently and broke the glass. This provoked so called street gundas and beat him up badly. If the media is right, there were other juveniles too, who were involved in this case.

The victim succumbed to his injuries at his home itself. I can say with all responsibility that Nido died of a miscalculated fighting option. This is unfortunate and could have been avoided. But for this, neither Delhi public nor non-northeastern people can be held accountable.

The bigger problem is how political parties are using this case to gain brownie points just before the elections. Just recently a Manipuri girl was gang raped in Delhi and no one is interested to take cognizance. The point is very simple, Indians of this country are facing difficulties in practicing democracy.

I would like severe punishment to Nido’s murderers but please don’t make it a racial issue. India is a country with rich diversity. I think India must realize that it’s a conglomeration of various cultures and real democratic ingredients. What’s wrong in trusting this democracy instead of revolting against it?

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