Racist attacks a disturbing trend, says HC

  • Soibam Rocky Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 13, 2014 10:32 IST

Terming the recent spurt in racially motivated attacks in the national capital against people from the Northeast as a “disturbing trend”, the Delhi high court on Wednesday said it was a serious issue threatening the integrity of the country.

“If the country is to survive and to be at peace, each of us has to respect the rights of others and cultivate the ability to live together,” a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said, referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s quote ‘no culture can live, if its attempts to be exclusive’.

The HC’s remarks came while hearing a suo moto case into the death of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh Nido Tania, who was assaulted by a group of people in Lajpat Nagar.

The bench directed the Delhi government to “educate and sensitise” Delhiites on the grievances of Northeastern people residing here. While passing order, the bench said: “Today, when the boundaries between countries and restrictions on movement internationally are disappearing, it is unfortunate that a small cross section of society is attempting to put up barriers to movement within the country.”

It warned that, “No native of any state of India can be allowed to, by harassing, offending and by other criminal acts, prevent people from another state to settle and carry on any business or vocation.”

“There are bound to be cultural differences between people of different states of India. Such differences are the essence of humanity. The said differences, rather than becoming a sources of hatred or conflict and separating us, should be respected and harnessed to bring a collective strength that can benefit the entire country,” the court said.

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