IMPHAL, November 17: The North East Support Centre & Helpline (NESC&H) has submitted a memorandum to the Delhi police to ensure safety to North East communities in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).
In an emailed statement, the NESC&H has stated that the North east community continues to be soft target for racial attack and sexual assault.
“A boy and a girl from Manipur looted and assaulted last night” it further claimed.
It has also informed that according to a source, a boy and girl from Manipur, while returning after withdrawing money from an ATM, was looted and attacked last night at Safdarjung Enclave by two unknown youths. The purse belonging to the girl was snatched and the boy was beaten when he attempted to catch them.
“The matter was reported to police and FIR is not yet registered until the filing of this story” it further informed.
While appreciating the reassurance to ensure safety to North East community in the national capital and NCR, given by Delhi Commissioner Police, B K Gupta during his speech at the North East Conclave on November 13, NESC&H appeals Delhi Police to arrange night patrolling to the areas where the community mostly lives, it added.
It has also informed that the most unsafe places are Safdarjung Enclave, Murnika, Mahipalpur, Nanakpura, Motibagh, Mohamadpur, Khanpur, Sarojini Nagar, New Friends colony, Defense Colony in South Delhi, North Delhi Campus, Nehru Vihar, Gandhi Vihar in North Delhi and Sikhanderpur in Gurgaon.
Meanwhile, in the memorandum the NESC&H has demanded that a special helpline for North East communities should be set up immediately, headed by not lower than a range of Deputy Commissioner Police, preferably from North East region.
It has also demanded that there should be special Night Police Patrolling in all the prone areas of racial/sexual-based violence.it has further mentioned that setting up of special night police patrolling in these areas will not only prevent racial/gender-based violence faced by people from North East India, but will also ensure safety to all the working women who are returning late at night from workplace.
The memorandum has further informed that there are still struggle in filing complaint in police station.”Our people had to wait until pressure is mounted upon police officers on duty from higher police official and media. Please issue directive to your police department that the law of the land should be given equally irrespective race, caste, creed, religion and place of birth, as guaranteed by our Indian Constitution” it add.