Barak organisations raise voice against racial attack on NE students

SILCHAR, October 19: The members of Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskritik Sammelan, Manipuri Diaspora Assam, Assam Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, All Assam Manipuri Youth Association, All Assam Manipuri Women Meirapaibi, Cachar Tribal Sangha, Committee on People and Environment, Barak Human Rights Protection Committee raised their voice against the racial attacks on the people of Northeast in metro cities of the country.
All the organisations submitted a joint memorandum addressed to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, apprising him of the continuous racial attack on the people of North East India in different cities of the country and urging him to take a step to deal the issue with strong hand.
The general secretary of Cachar district committee of Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskritik Sammelan Dipak Sengupta said that the gruesome murder of Nido Tania of Arunachal Pradesh in the capital a few months back is still fresh in the memory of the people of this region. He added to say that an engineering student from Manipur, T Michael Lamjathang Hoakip, was badly beaten up recently by a group of three miscreants in Bengaluru. The miscreants attacked his friend also. Haokip was assaulted because he could not speak Kannad.
Dr M Santi Kumar Singha, secretary of Assam Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, pointed out that series of such xenophobic attacks on the North East Students in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai has sent out a message of hate and mistrust to us. “At a time when the North East is trying to integrate more and more with the mainland India, such hate attacks on its people are spoiling the spirit of national integrity and unity of the country,” he added.
Singha further added to say that the increasing rate of selective violence on the people of this region especially the students in the major cities of the country had led to disturb the peace and amity of our country. What is even more bizarre is the nonchalance of the concerned administration Assam Manipuri Sahitya Parishad of different States when the basic fabric of diversity of the country has come under siege. The members demanded quick and stern remedial measures against such gruesome activities on the students of this region as they are the future of this country.
The copy of the memorandum was also sent to the Prime Minister of India, the Home Minister of India, the Governor of Karnataka, and the Chief Minister of Karnataka. (Source-SentinelAssam)