As we all know till what level is the word “discrimination” pervasive in Indian culture. You might be familiar with the words “Chinki”, “Bahadur” and “chow -chow” and many other words which are being used on a daily basis to part these common people, play with their self esteem and crush their conscience with not only the comments but followed by physical violence as well.
29 January 2014, Nido Tania, a 20 year old Student from Arunachal Pradesh was murdered in the Lajpat Nagar area of Delhi, triggering widespread protests. Nido Tania (son of Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator Nido Pavitra.He was reportedly gone to Lajpat Nagar with three friends on Wednesday evening and was looking for an address, when someone at a sweet shop allegedly began mocking him. He responded by breaking a glass door at the sweet shop and the incident escalated following his murder.
Our National Pledge :
India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.
Are we really following this and doing justice to the north eastern people and is it increasing the prosperity and integrity of the nation??
Every human need to be respected, and there should be well defined boundary for the boisterous activities.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to amend the IPC for putting a stop to racial discrimination of North Eastern People. The legal framework will be strengthened according to which, a person can land up in jail for five years and it would be a non bailable offence.
According to the sources, “The Ministry of Home Affairs is in a process of finalising a comprehensive bill for insertion of new sections of 153c and 509A in Indian Penal Code which will be introduced in Parliament after Inter-ministerial consultation, ” said G Rohini( Bench of Chief Justice).
As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. – Al Sharpton