NEW DELHI: Representatives of students from northeastern states may get quicker access to the city police, to seek redress in cases of harassment and discrimination. In a meeting between student representatives and special commissioner, law and order, Dharmendra Kumar, it was decided to provide special identity cards to the representatives. Delhi Police will also create a Facebook page for people from the northeast to post their problems on.
The meeting was arranged by Nagaland governor Nikhil Kumar, a former commissioner of Delhi Police. Students spoke about police insensitivity in cases of discrimination and crime against people from the northeastern states.
President of Naga Students' Union, Delhi, Lhusisato Iralu, and founder member of North East helpline Alana Golmei, represented the students.
"We will provide identification cards to five representatives from each state of the region. Each state will have two representatives each in north and south Delhi, and one in east Delhi," said Kumar.
Before meeting the police officers, the student representatives met the Nagaland governor and apprised him of police's indifference towards problems of northeastern students. They complained that they have to bribe even to get an NOC for sending a corpse home. Kumar promised to take up the issue with the home minister and the Delhi CM. "When people from the northeast accept people from mainland India with their features, and culture, why can't people from mainland India reciprocate? It is basically lack of sensitivity."