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Protest in Guwahati against brutal killing
Ranjan K Baruah | 04 Feb 2014

Nido Taniam , a student studying in Jalandhar was brutally killed at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi. Nido Tania hailed from Arunachal Pradesh and the reason of beating which led to his death is his hairstyle which is an example of racial discrimination .

Young people from different parts of the city and other states have staged a protest programme near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati  on 2nd February. Student and young professionals from different parts of the region staying in Guwahati had taken part in the protest. This was organised by few individuals through social networking sites and there was spontaneous responses from different people. Protesters prepared posters and shouted slogan against racial discrimination and providing justice to the victim by taking action against the accused.  It was felt that there was less protest in Guwahati after the brutal killing of Nido Tania, so, some of the young people took the initiative of the protest programme.  “We are here to raise our concern and voice against discrimination and brutal killing of one of our brother in Delhi. Over the years we have seen that Delhi has not been a safe place, we want a safe metro as many people from north east go there for higher studies and other profession”, said Debangini Ray, one of the organiser of the programme.  “Delhi Police need to more proactive and they must become friendly to the people of North East as they don’t take FIR on time”, this was alleged by Ranjan K Baruah, Youth Activist and another organiser of the programme. He also said that Mr. Arvind Kejriwal must act and make his intervention so that this kind of things does not happen in metro cities like Delhi.  Apart from others member from Discovery Bikers, Arunachal Student Union Guwahati had also participated in the protest. Participants were all demanding that place outside north east must be secured for the people of north east and there should not be any form of racial discrimination in future. People involved in this kind of activities must be punished so that people are safe outside the region. A candle light vigil has been organised in the evening near Guwahati Commerce College in the city.