More than 10,000 people from the northeast come to Delhi every year for education and jobs because of poor opportunities in the region.
Posted on July 22, 2014, 9:20 PM
From being overcharged to racial abuse, people from the northeastern states have to fight it out in their daily life in the capital and
with the killing of a Manipuri youth Monday, their grievances and anxieties have again come to the fore.
"Delhi is becoming unsafe for everyone, especially for people from the northeastern region. We are cheated everywhere, with local shopkeepers quoting increased prices just looking at us. Even autowallahs fleece us by overcharging and refusing to go by the meter rates," Taba Doni, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, told IANS.
Doni, a student, added that he and his friends end up paying high rents "as compared to other people" living in the same building.
The death of a 19-year-old North East Manipuri boy under suspicious circumstances in his college hostel in Bangalore has sparked protests demanding justice for the student with his friends and family alleging that that he suffered fatal injuries in an assault by his seniors.Richard LoitamLoitam, a second semester student of the Acharya NRV School of Architecture in Bangalore North, was found dead on his hostel bed on the afternoon of April 18.