Students’ committee urged for an end to discrimination against NE people

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 16, 2018: A conflict between some Manipuri students of the university and students from Rajasthan that arise on March 2 appeared to break a communal clash, says Joint Students’ Co-ordination Committee of Manipur.

The students’ committee draws the attention of chief minister Nongthongbam Biren Singh to take up a concrete initiative to bring a solution to the issue and initiate to end discrimination against people of the region.

The situation at Gujarat came up while people at the mainland India have been creating issues of discrimination of the North East people, including killing, said Ngariyanbam Milan, convenor of the students’ committee.

We have heard that the students are in fear of threat and unable to go out to attend classes in the university. The worry and woes of the Manipuri students should be brought to a positive conclusion by negotiating over the charges put on them by the university students. The suppression of the student from the state is condemnable, he added.

We will also submit a memorandum to the CM today to bring an amicable solution soon with his counterpart of Gujarat and refute the charges imposed by the University authority as if suppressing the students from Manipur.

Killing and physical harassment of North east people in mainland India is not a new issue. Justice has not been delivered to the victims of such intense discrimination till date. This has again increased discrimination to the north easterners, said Manjit Sarangthem, a student leader.

The government should initiate to stop discrimination. The discrimination of the North Easterners is an example of treating the NE people as second class citizen by the mainland people who fails to build a united India. We don’t feel proud of being a citizen when we are unsecured in mainland of India, he added.

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