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Hate Campaign against North East Communities Not Resolved
Parliament Diverted the Issue

New Delhi, 22nd August 2012

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North East Support Centre & Helpline
Dwarka, New Delhi 110075
nehelpline@gmail.com, www.nehelpline.net


The issue of North East Indians fleeing from mega cities of India not resolved and the parliamentarians have diverted the issue with CAG report. The nation is yet to establish the trust among the North East Indian communities.

The sympathy shown by all the political parties, particularly by the Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) opposition leaders - Ms Sushma Swaraj of Lokh Sabha and Arun Jaitley of Rajya Sabha has turned to be just “Crocodile tear sympathy.” The hate rumour against the North East Indian communities, fleeing for safety with fear of being attacked, not sorted out. The BJP with current issue of CAG crisis has diverted the issue.

The government of India still need to reveal the invisible forces operating within India and take action upon them, while taking the suspects from neighbouring country.

The hate campaign rumour has fuelled the hatred against the people from North East India in Delhi and NCR. Some section of the society in Delhi and NCR have been discriminating and attacking the North East communities for last few years. The girls and women from North East have been easily targeted for sexual violence. The young boys working at the private companies have been discriminated by refusing to pay their salary, suspended from the work without any reason given.

The recent attack in Kotla Mubharak, New Delhi is the consequences of the hate rumour.

The North East Support Centre and Helpline strongly believe that the racial hatred against the North East people in Delhi and NCR will increase as consequences of the hate rumour.

The certain section of the Indian society looks at the North East communities from caste perspectives. The tribal and scheduled caste communities and mongoloid looking faces are never considered as party of Indian society as caste system. The North East people are socially profiled as polluting people, not part of Indian society, strangers in their own nation, and cheap people.

People cannot change this mindset and continue to profile the North East communities. It does not matter by socio-economic status, educational qualification, the place of birth that one may have. What one look like is enough to be treated unequal and easy target.

The government of India and the law enforcing agencies must not end by shedding the crocodile tear but engage to bring a long-term solution. The crocodile tear kind of attitude will alienate people of North East Indian from mainstream of life.

North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is combined initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists, and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to women, North East People, and tribal communities of different states.

Released by
Madhu Chandra



* This info was sent by North East Support Centre & Helpline who can be contacted at nehelpline(at)gmail(dot)com
This Press Release was posted on August 23, 2012.


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