I sometimes face an identity crisis outside Nagaland: CM Rio

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday said people from the northeast often face problems in other parts of the country and at times even he faced an identity crisis.

Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 00:11 AM IST

Kolkata: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio on Friday said people from the northeast often face problems
in other parts of the country and at times even he faced an
identity crisis.
"People from the northeast have an identity crisis
while visiting the rest of the country. Even I face this
sometimes when I come to the mainland. Many take us to be
foreigners and ask whether we are from China, Japan, Korea or
Thailand," he said at a function here to commemorate Nagaland
Day.
He said people from the northeast often experienced
problems in Delhi and other parts.

Expressing gratitude to the Bengali community for
having helped set up the administrative system in Nagaland
since its formation, Rio said that Nagas, however, never felt
discriminated against in West Bengal.

PTI