Meghalaya MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh has suggested that the chief ministers of all 7 Northeast Indian states should form a common forum to address the issue of ‘racism’ for the people from the region experiencing discrimination from mainland India.
Tensions have once again risen due to the gruesome deaths of two siblings from Nagaland who died within days of each other after alleged medical negligence led to the death of one at a Gurugram hospital. Lyngdoh urged all the Northeast’s Chief Ministers to form this forum, asking all of the chief ministers of the Northeast to get together and start addressing this issue to the government of India so that the matter doesn’t get overlooked.
Condemning the racial profiling of the Northeast Indians, Lyngdoh said “During a pandemic, there is already heartburn among the population of the country. This heartburn is further sacrilege as you have seen that there is a displacing of the trust of the people of Northeast with mainland India. This is indicative of the fact that things are not getting mended despite many efforts.”