'Northeasterns are soft targets'
Holding banners and raising slogans, over 300 students of northeastern states held a demonstration in New Delhi on Friday protesting the rising crime against their community in the national capital even as Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit promised immediate action to ensure their safety.
'Northeasterns are soft targets because the state neglects them', read one of the banners that protesting students held at Jantar Mantar.
Diskhit, who met the students, listened to their grievances and assured them that the government will "do its best" to check crime against the community.
"Delhi is as much yours as it is of anyone else. Please take this out of your mind that you are being neglected or racially discriminated. The government will do all it can to ensure your safety," Dikshit said. Text:
Students from northeastern states participate in a protest to highlight racial discrimination and sexual molestation problems faced by northeastern students at the national capital, in New Delhi, on October 30, 2009.
Scars of Operation Bluestar