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NE students march towards Parliament, demand anti-racism law

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:23

New Delhi: Scores of Northeast students today marched towards Parliament from Jantar Mantar, demanding an anti-racism law in wake of the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania after being allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in South Delhi`s Lajpat Nagar area.

As the students tried to walk towards Parliament, police stopped them at Parliament Street police station after which the protestors courted arrest.
"We want that a strong anti-racism law be enacted by Parliament for the country so that not just people from the Northeast but anybody who faces any kind of discrimination anywhere in India get justice," a protester said.

19-year-old Tania, an Arunachal Pradesh MLA`s son, died last week after he was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers following an altercation sparked by their taunts on his hairstyle.

First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 15:23
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