IMPHAL, Apr 28: The Manipur Students’ Association, Delhi is organizing a joint demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on April 29 at 2-5pm condemning the alleged murder of Bangalore student Loitam Richard.
In a statement the student body has informed that the official apathy, negligence, and indifferent attitude in handling the case illustrate denial of justice. It seriously invokes our concern over unabatedly institutionalized racism towards the Northeast people.
Many Northeast emigrants in the Indian metropolitan cities in search of job and for education are being racially profiled, selectively targeted, and denied of justice in several cases, it added.
It had a humiliating effect and had created an alarming situation, the statement said.
Should we not address the issue of toying us under the indifferent hype of the Indian hooligans and law enforcing agencies who misbehave against our dignity and sense of humanity? Should we not protest to defend our fundamental rights and honour & dignity?, the student body questioned further.
The statement has further said that the student body condemn the murder and murders of Richard Loitam, the institution and criminal conspiracy that covered up the crime and the criminals and the racial profiling and institutionalized discrimination on northeast people.
It has further demanded punishment of all involved and immediate measures to prevent crime against Northeast people in mainland India, particularly in the metropolitan cities and institutional establishments.