IMPHAL: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) which comprises of the Khasi Students’ Union(KSU), All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF), All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Garo Students’ Union (GSU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)representing eight major students organization in the seven North Eastern states, has strongly condemned the recurring incidence of violence and discriminations due to physical appearance meted out to the indigenous peoples from the region who are studying and working in different cities and parts of mainland India.
A press release of NESO stated that the reports of violent attacks and racial discrimination against the students and public from the region have been on the rise from various parts of mainland India after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the very least disheartening considering that the world at large is striving together to restrict the spread of deadly Covid-19. The humiliations they had to undergo apart from the mental distress of staying away from their love and dear ones, does not augur well for the diverse country that India is, the note added.
The NESO appealed to the Central government to put in place all necessary arrangements in order to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of the North East community in various parts of the country. Further, it is further suggested that the respective Chief Ministers of the north eastern states actively liaise with their counterparts in various states in-order to ensure that the perpetrators of hate crimes from various parts of the country are brought to book and that future occurrences of such unwanted incidents are completely avoided.