Arvind Kejriwal attacks `netas` promising action in Nido Taniam`s death case
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 00:27
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday joined the protest being held here by students from the Northeast following the death of Nido Taniam.

Addrssing the protesters, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that history of Northeast will be included in Delhi school syllabus so that children get educated.

Taniam, 20, from Arunachal Pradesh, succumbed to his injuries last Thursday after he was beaten up by several men last week at Lajpat Nagar-1 market in south Delhi following an altercation.

Kejriwal joined the dharna along with students from the Northeast a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined the protest.

Rahul assured "very strict action" in the case and also said that a committee will be formed to review the treatment given to people from the Northeast.

The protesters on dharna have been demanding action against those involved in the killing of Nido Taniam.

Asserting that "what has happened was unacceptable", Rahul, while addressing the agitators at Jantar Mantar yesterday, said "....You can expect a very strict action and detailed study done by a committee on the issues of North-easterners of this country. We are trying to move forward on that."

He said there was only one India for him which matters and that was the India where every single person was treated with respect, justice and treated fairly, reported PTI.

"There is no other India that I am interested in. I am not concerned whether you are from the North-East or any other religion, there is only one India and that India is for all of us. We will fight for this. We are going to ensure that you get respect in this country, full stop," he said.

Nido, 19, was beaten up by two shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar on January 29 following a quarrel over his appearance. He died in a hospital the next day.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 09:20

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