Take strict action against harassers on Northeast people: CHRI tells PM Modi
By migrator | Sun, 29 Mar 2020
SHILLONG | March 29, 2020:
Taking note of reports of numerous incidents of racism and discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic in different parts of India, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stringent action against those harassers and for linking ethnic communities from the North Eastern States with' Corona' or 'Chinese' and held responsible for 'bringing the virus' to India.
In a separate letter to Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States, the CHRI has called for setting up of emergency hotlines and nodal cells and sought better coordination with the Centre and their counterparts of those states where the incidents of racism and discrimination during the COVID-19 have occurred.
CHRI's Chairperson Wajahat Habibullah and International Director Sanjoy Hazarika shot a letter to Prime Minister Modi and Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States in the wake of the repeated incidents of racism and discrimination against persons from North-East India and essential service givers like doctors, nurses, caregivers, and pilots.