Itanagar: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh has extended the judicial custody of YouTuber Paras Singh by another seven days. This was informed by the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Special Investigated Team (SIT) Rohit Rajbir Singh.
Paras was arrested by Ludhiana Police on May 25 because of his racist comment about Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering and following this, he was brought to Itanagar by air by the SIT team of Arunachal Police on May 27.
Two days later, he was given virtual history lessons by the state police on Arunachal's history and culture. He was imparted knowledge about international border shared by India and China on a world map. He was taught that India and China share a 3,488-km-long border running along with Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh.
On May 31, over 30 universities, student organisations from the northeast, key politicians and personalities from the region have come together to demand that chapters on the history and culture of the northeast be included in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum.
The students, leaders, artists, and people from the region have decided to participate in a virtual gathering that is going to happen today (June 4) between 6 and 8 PM, they will all tweet with the hashtags #AChapterForNE and #NortheastMatters to request the authorities that the region's "history, ethnicity, lifestyle, personalities, natural resources, and patriotism" be made a mandatory in NCERT textbooks.
Popular Naga singer Alobo Naga, Tapir Gao, President, Arunachal Pradesh BJP, Kuzholuzo Azo Nienen, NPF MLA from Nagaland have already joined the 'Storm.'