Arunachal youth becomes victim of ‘racial attack’ in Bengaluru: MLA

ITANAGAR, Jan 9: A youth from Arunachal Pradesh was admitted in a Bengaluru hospital “in a racial attack case” and his condition was serious, an Arunachal MLA has alleged following his talks with authorities in the southern city.
Khuadun Khangham, who was working in a restaurant in Bengaluru, was assaulted by miscreants and then thrown out of a moving vehicle on January 7, the MLA from Kanubari said.
The 25-year-old man hailing from Ozakho village under Kanubari sub division of Longding district was admitted at the hospital in a critical condition, said MLA Gabriel Denwang Wangsu.
Initially it was presumed to be a hit and run case. But after investigation, it is emerging that Khangham was thrown out of a running vehicle, Wangsu said quoting the police from Bengaluru.
He said it was not any accident but a “murderous attack, racial attack”.
Wangsu said he informed the matter to Delhi Police IGP Robin Hibu, who is from the NE region, requesting him to talk to police authorities in Karnataka, and he did.
Wangsu said that according to Karnataka police, it was a case of assault and CCTV footages were being scanned.
“The case has been prioritized by the police and a senior police officer visited the patient today,” he added.
We have requested the state Chief Minister Pema Khandu to speak to his Karnataka counterpart on the issue, Wangsu said, adding that North East students in Bengaluru would meet the police authorities there.
State DGP Sandeep Goel also informed the matter to the Commissioner of Police in Bengaluru and an ACP level officer was asked to look into the assault case on Khangham, he said.
Wangsu also appealed to the people in the state to extend financial assistance for the treatment of Khangham, who belong to a poor family. (PTI)

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  1. although the voilence is highly condemned; prima-facie, it doesn’t look like a case of racism. In all the news about violence regarding racism, I have never came across any case where the victim was taken in a car and beaten.
    The miscreants will not take the burden of taking their victim in car just for the sake for beating due to their racist views. It seems like deep down there is another matter between them, and the miscreants might have come with other motive (than racial discrimination).
    Too early to conclude!

  2. Aur non past ko govt job do hamara state mein. Teacher ko 50:50 kar diya aur bacha hua dept ko bi karo. Aur private business mein only non past ko hi do . aur hamara state ke log ko bahar naukri khoj ne do aur maar khane do

  3. This incident is a blow to the much acclaimed “unity in diversity” theory of India! I have myself been a victim of regionalism long back when studying in Kerala. On being asked where did I belong, when I replied Arunachal Pradesh, they used to ask back: Is it in India? Such ignorance about N E. from the people of the most literate state in India! I was shocked! I agree with the views of “Poor arunachal”. The mainland India, including the South should be provided with information about the N.E states & people. In subjects like EVS, Social Studies, Geography, in schools ( both CBSE/ICSE & state boards lessons depicting socio-cultures of NE should be incorporated. No legislation will be able to curb such heinous cribes. Education alone can change the mindset of the people.

  4. Here I an appeal to MoS Kiren Rijiju…plz do awareness programs in every city or metropolitan to recognize our peoples from North Eastern States of India.every year why our peoples are racial criticised in other part of the states??? This is due to unrecognized our peoples as Indian, So, you are the only ray of hope in this time, who can do something for us…who knows about about tomorrow.

  5. don’t knw what’s the thoughts of this black colour man. though we are same Indian, what to do we are white. some people like them are same colour of their face is same as their heart. ridiculous people’s. Hareing!

  6. May Almighty Amik Matai/Ringya Jaumalo restore Khaudun Khangam by earliest and culprit should punished accordingly.

  7. Where is India with rich legacy of unity in diversity? Do we mean the psychology of caste system, regionalism, linguistic difference as the rich legacy of Indians? It’s shameful on the part of all Indian parents for upbringing their kids with such narrow minded Indianism. The syllabus of schools across the country need urgent revision to bring uniformity so that every Indian knows about every knook and corner of the country its land and people, their culture. Govt. should have strong control over all educanational institutions of any religious minority and a common syllabus of moral …..
    Exactly what I though from many years back…otherthan northestern states people what type of syllabus may cover during their education whether northeast specially Arunachal map and its people are not included ?
    If yes, then its fault of CBSE OR EDUCATIONAL BOARDS/Indian education system.
    If included but still discrimination is happening then it must be planned to kick out Arunachal from Indian territory indirectly/directly.

  8. My younger brother Toko Essak was also beaten up by miscreants when he was returning room from work

  9. CM Sir please look into the matter it’s very disgusting to know such cases come out in cities like BENGALURU

  10. Where is India with rich legacy of unity in diversity? Do we mean the psychology of caste system, regionalism, linguistic difference as the rich legacy of Indians? It’s shameful on the part of all Indian parents for upbringing their kids with such narrow minded Indianism. The syllabus of schools across the country need urgent revision to bring uniformity so that every Indian knows about every knook and corner of the country its land and people, their culture. Govt. should have strong control over all educanational institutions of any religious minority and a common syllabus of moral science should be imposed acroos the country. There must be no any place for saffronisation or islamization in any educational institution of the country. The culprits of such racial discrimination must be dealt with iron fist by the popular govt. both at centre and the states.

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