TCN News, 2 Feb 2014, New Delhi: Civil society groups such as Khudai Khidmatgar, NAPM, Asha Parivar and SSSC (Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign) organised a protest gathering in support of North Eastern people near Rajghat.
Son of an Arunachal MLA was killed in Lajpatnagar, in what has been termed as racial attack.
Social activists like Magasasay Awardee Prof Sandeep Pandey, Peace Activist Faisal Khan from NAPM, Feminist Activist Kathijah, Sunita Jain, Inamul Hasan, Mohd Faizan, Muneshwar Sharma from Khudai khidmatgar and others participated in the protest.
“It is impossible to see in isolation the latest beating that resulted in the death of a young boy from North East who was studying in North India and was on a visit to Delhi. It not only reminds one of the exodus of the north east people from the South some time back, but also brings to mind all other major manifestations of violent discrimination each of which hogged the national headlines for some time. However we note with dismay that no meaningful steps, whether short- or long- term, were taken to stop recurrence of such abominable incidents. Rather, the intolerance and barbarity appear to be on the rise in our society,” said a joint statement.
They said that they oppose any and every discrimination – be it on the basis of geographical region, such as north east, or religion, or caste, or gender, or colour, or nationality, or any other.
“As an expression of solidarity with the discriminated sections of our society, in order to take our society along the desirable path of equity and justice, and to demand upholding of the law of the land, let us assemble as per the following details,” the statement added.