SHILLONG, Sept 26: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju today urged the youth of northeast not to be “angry” if a person from mainland India does not recognize the region even as he said that many people from the region do not know about places and cultures of other parts of the country.
“We can’t blame each other. If we have to, blame it on our educatiol system,” Rijiju said while addressing the Mega Aruchal Tribe Festival.
Explaining the complexity of the situation the Minister of State for Home Affairs, said that even the Members of Parliament from other parts of India do not know much about the region.
“It is either they who do not know us or we northeast people have not been able to tell our stories and therefore we are uble to present our case properly,” Rijiju added. The Minister of State for Home Affairs also said that the Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to include chapters about the northeast in the CBSE courses.
Rijiju also said that he differed from the saying that northeast should integrate with the mainstream.
According to him it is the duty of people from other parts of the country to merge with the region.
Rijiju said that Delhi is not the beginning of India but the country begins from the borders and it is defined by its borders. The Minister of State for Home Affairs also said that when one talks about discrimition the people of the region should understand that there is discrimition within the region itself.
According to him racial discrimition is the worst kind of crime even as he said that a section will be inserted in the IPC to punish racial discrimition.