Northeast students protest, demand anti-racism law

Demanding an anti-racism law, hundreds of students from the country`s northeastern states held a protest here Thursday.

IANS| Updated: Feb 06, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

New Delhi: Demanding an anti-racism law, hundreds of students from the country`s northeastern states held a protest here Thursday.

The students held protest at Jantar Mantar over the killing of 19-year-old Nido Tania, who died Jan 30 after he was beaten up by shopkeepers in a south Delhi market following a quarrel over his appearance and clothing.

The victim`s friends say it was a racial attack.

"We have been given enough assurances, but hardly any strong action has been taken in the entire matter," said a student, adding that the political leaders` visit was just to sympathise and not to take action against Tania`s attackers.

A delegation of parliamentarians from the northeast also met the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and demanded a anti-racism law in the country.