From: The Stream

Discriminating against their own in India

What steps are being taken to tackle reports of racism against northeast Indians?

Street harassment, racism and fatal beatings. Indians from Northeastern states like Assam, Mizoram and Manipur who have migrated to New Delhi and other metropolitan areas say this is their reality. Many believe the geographical divide, East Asian facial features and cultural differences are leading factors for the tension. The government says it has taken a series of steps to address the problem, critics argue it is not enough. So what steps are needed to resolve the issue? Join us at 19:30 GMT.  

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Mitra Kalita @mitrakalita
Ideas editor, Quartz

Nilim Dutta @NilimDutta
Chairman, Unified People’s Movement

Swar Thounaojam @liklasa 

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