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Shun the colonial mindset, say conscious citizens

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT



SHILLONG, June 29: The racial discrimition meted to the Khasi lady Tailin Lyngdoh at the elite Delhi Golf Club has made more people of Meghalaya to ask on how well the elitist know about the rich diverse culture of the country.

Prominent persolities in the State felt the incident display insensitivity, lack of knowledge and suffering from colonial hangover.

Alvareen Dkhar, a respected women who has travel many parts of India and abroad in her Jainsem-the traditiol Khasi Attire said, “ It’s a pity that there are people, the so called elites who lacks the simple information of a vast and diverse country like India.”

“It also exposed the insensible mentality of those who degrade a respectable woman in her traditiol attire,” Dkhar stated.

Another elderly woman who spoke to The Sentinel said, “Do the insensate elitist know that the first Woman Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Rosemilian Bathew is always in a Jainsem and a Tapmoh Khlieh during her stint in New Delhi.”

While there is a common feeling that the notion of ‘insensitive’ should not be generalize as there are many who know about the diverse culture of Northeast, there are others that the ‘colonial hangover’ should go from those minds.

AICC general secretary CP Joshi told The Sentinel from New Delhi such colonial mindset has no place in democracy like India.

“The rich and diverse culture is the Country’s strength,” he said. Moreover, people who spoke to this correspondent also appreciate Nivedeta Bortahkur Sondhi for standing by her employee. “We appreciate the courage of Sodhi who spoke all out against those who racially abused Lyngdoh,” they stated. Tailang is working as a governess of her son.

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