Attacks On People Hailing From NE In Mainland India – A Personal Observation

I was in Manipur during mid-October and as expected, I was bombarded with questions on the reasons for “frequent attacks against NE people in Mainland India, especially Delhi“. To make matters worse a series of incidents were reported during this week. The Bangalore incident where a student was attacked for not speaking Kannada, boys were beaten up severely in Gurgaon- NCR, a woman died...

Harassing A Girl From North East – Racism Experiment

Racism is prejudice and discrimination directed against someone on the superficial belief that one’s own race is superior. There have been incidents across our country when racism showed up its ugly head and the consequences were fatal. The folks at Trouble Seeker Team conducted a hidden camera social experiment to check how strangers react to racism. Turns out, we have a few good people who would...

INTERVIEW: Bringing The Fringe To The Mainstream

Man on a mission to stop discrimination against people from Northeast states Social activist Madhu Chandra's mission is to stop crimes and racial discrimination against people of the Northeast states. Image Credit: Nilima Pathak/Gulf News NEW DELHI, Mar 12: Social activist Madhu Chandra left his home in Manipur at the age of 16. Ever since, he has travelled through the length and breadth of the...

Social Profiling: Root Cause To Racial Discrimination Faced By North Easterners In National Capital

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. – Martin Niema¶ller. First sexual abuse, social discrimination...

Forced Migration, immigration, Racism And Xenophobia In North-East India

Literally, all the four key words in the title of the MCRG’s third winter course on forced migration – forced migration, immigration, racism and Xenophobia are either correlated or synonymous. The first two relates with movement of people owing to various factors in which racism is one of most important one. Racism induced people to flee their original or habitual place of settlement within...