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Curb racism against NE youth: Ering

Curb racism against  NE youth: Ering

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, Dec 15: Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering in a letter to Home Minister Rajth Singh has drew his attention to the issue of racial discrimition against the northeastern youth in various States of the country.

Ering, the Congress MP from Aruchal East Parliamentary constituency, has focused on the issue of racial discrimition after a video clipping of a group of men harassing the Northeastern girls during a match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Cheni went viral.

“The video showed that the men were surrounding the girls and relentlessly mocking them with a show of bad hand gestures. This is the latest incident of racial discrimition against the people of Northeast,” Ering said in the letter on Thursday.

“I have written to your office earlier too highlighting the widespread discrimition against the people of Northeast. Nido Tania, a student from Aruchal Pradesh, murdered in Delhi in 2014, also bore the brunt of such racial discrimition,” the MP pointed out.

“It’s imperative to find a solution to this grave issue as it reflects disunity among the people of different States and regions of the country,” he said.

The MP, while quoting the suggestions of the Bezbaruah Committee in 2014, asked the minister to introduce a new law against discrimition, which will make racial discrimition a cognizable and a non-bailable offence. Ering further suggested social media outreach and legal awareness campaign besides educating students to familiarize with the history and culture of Northeast, so that they can respect the people of the region.

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