---- Editorial ----
End attack on NE students
The attack on students hailing from North East region continues to take place in
various parts of country despite tall assurance from central government. This time
an Arunachalee student has been brutally assaulted at Bengaluru by his landlord.
The student was even forced to lick shoe of the landlord. The horrific incident brought
back the memory of Nido Tania, who died after being assaulted in a market place at
Delhi in 2014.
After the incident Government of India constituted an 11-member committee headed
by retired IAS officer M P Bezbaruah to look into the report of racial attacks on
members of North East community. The committee submitted its report in August 2014.
However not much have been heard about report after it. The attack on NE students
will not end unless people of mainland Indians are educated about the region. Majority
of Indians assume people of North East as foreigners and behaves differently. This
is the root cause of all the problems. In order to educate people, government of
India should include chapter on North East in the school syllabus. If these kinds
of attack continue to take place it will only create bitter division between people
of North East and mainland India. Therefore drastic measures should be taken to ensure
that such incident do not again take place in future.
---- Readers Forum ----
Different facet of politicians
Before elections we find politicians making promises which are never fulfilled and
hitting out on each other parties .I would like to tell these politicians that if
they are so interested in serving the state, they should refuse to take any salary
or allowance or any benefit related to such post.
Tell the people what you can do and if you make any promises stand by it .A pauper
if he wins an election, becomes a millionaire, but what about the aspirations and
faith of the people who have elected him .There are so many persons in Arunachal
Pradesh who without any financial power have done so much for the people .It is not
that only if someone is an MP or MLA this can be possible. Maybe in future, a time
will come when due to such purity of thinking in the minds of all, Arunachal will
be a paradise.
Byabang Noah Dui
Stringent punishment must
After Hyderabad, Una and Bastar, it is now the turn of JNU to stage yet another agonizing
incident; a Dalit research scholar being found hanging. In another incident, a student
from Arunachal Pradesh faced racial attack in Bangalore. How long we will make ourselves
lick the shoes of caste and race monsters? When will we Indians learn to tolerate
Indians? And when will we Hindus learn to tolerate? A quick and stringent punishment
must be dished out to those among us who are attacking the fabric of fraternity.
Sujit De, Kolkata
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