NE students march towards Parliament, demands anti-racism law
Scores of Northeast students today marched towards Parliament from Jantar Mantar, demanding an anti-racism law
New Delhi: Scores of Northeast students today marched towards Parliament from Jantar Mantar, demanding an anti-racism law in wake of the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania after being allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area.
As the students tried to walk towards Parliament, police stopped them at Parliament Street police station after which the protestors courted arrest.
“We want that a strong anti-racism law be enacted by Parliament for the country so that not just people from the Northeast but anybody who faces any kind of discrimination anywhere in India get justice,” a protester said.
19-year-old Tania, an Arunachal Pradesh MLA’s son, died last week after he was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers following an altercation sparked by their taunts on his hairstyle.