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Delhi Police Release Short Film to Stop Discrimination Against People of Northeast

On average, the Delhi Police's helpline number for the Northeast gets at least five calls daily related to matters ranging from stabbing, murder, and accidents among others

Delhi Police Release Short Film to Stop Discrimination Against People of Northeast

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: Putting an end to the discrimination of people from the Northeast, the Delhi Police has come out with a short film that talks of embracing them and assuaging their feelings of insecurity.

The 15-minute film was aired on DD Assam on Thursday and will soon be released on the YouTube channel of Delhi Police and its other social media platforms.

The film, scripted by Delhi-based Madhumita Chakraborty, a journalist from Tripura, features several celebrated personalities from the Northeast like Olympians Mary Kom, Mirabai Chanu and Lovlina Borgohain and also mentions the various initiatives of Delhi Police for the people of the Northeast.

"The nation applauds when Indian citizens hailing from the Northeastern region win medals at Olympics and other prestigious tournaments. We enjoy their services every day. And yet, many of us do not stand up to object when a few misinformed, misguided among us call them derogatory names… Chinky, Momo, Nepali, Bahadur, Corona…," the script of the film says.

"Many Indian citizens hailing from the Northeastern states, Ladakh and Darjeeling residing in metropolitan cities and towns across the country for purpose of education and employment, have been addressed with such derogatory remarks and subjected to racial discrimination, adversely affecting the process of national integration," the script mentions.

According to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Security) Hibu Tamang, "The objective is to create awareness about the initiatives taken by Delhi Police for the northeastern people. We have a special unit — Special Police Unit for North-Eastern Region (SPUNER) and we are working day and night to assist our people in Delhi. Whenever they come to Delhi, they can take the assistance of our unit, especially for students. We have a dedicated team and helpline 1093 to assist them."

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