Nagaland CM condemns racist attacks on NE people in wake of Covid 19 pandemic

Nagaland CM condemns racist attacks on NE people in wake of Covid 19 pandemic

KOHIMA | March 26:

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed concerns over the racist attacks against Northeast Indians in the wake of the Corona virus Pandemic.

In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, COVID-19 pandemic is a world public security problem.

He said, the virus has no borders and all citizens should work together with compassion, understanding and love to turn the tide on it.

The Chief Minister has appeal to all sections across the country to be sensitive to all communities and refrain from ostracisation, racial profiling and discrimination.

Rio said, India must move forward as one nation.

Meanwhile, Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy has informed that any Naga citizens residing in other states and facing any kind of racial discrimination or harassment may contact him or his team in the numbers 03702291120 or 03702291122 or 1070.

ALSO READ

People can also contact the Chief Secretary at the email id temjentoy@gov.in. It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an advisory to all States on March 23 to ensure sensitization of law enforcement agencies to take action against harassment of people of Northeast, amid several incidents of racial attacks linking them to COVID-19 outbreak in India.

The advisory which was addressed to Chief Secretaries and Directors-General of Police of all States and Union Territories came in the wake of several incidents reported across the country when people from the Northeast, including athletes and sportspersons, were subjected to racial discrimination.

Related Stories

The Northeast Today
thenortheasttoday.com