Nido Taniam’s death: Kejriwal joins protest, assures action

Kejriwal hits out at Delhi Police, assures the truth will be out in 3-4 weeks.

New Delhi | Updated: February 4, 2014 10:26 pm
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal joined Northeast students in protest against Nido Taniam's death. (IE Photo) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal joined Northeast students in protest against Nido Taniam’s death. (IE Photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday joined the Northeast students at Jantar Mantar to protest against the death of Arunachal boy 19-year-old Nido Taniam.

On Monday, Kejriwal had assured a delegation of Northeast students in the capital that he would join their protest for speedy justice for Taniam.

Last Wednesday, Taniam, a B.Sc student at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, was on his way to a friend’s house in Lajpat Nagar when he got into a scuffle with several men, who commented on his appearance. Taniam was found dead at his relative’s house in Green Park Extension the following day.

Addresing the protesters at Jantar Mantar, Kejriwal hit out at Delhi Police as he said that they ordered majesterial inquiry and the truth will come out in three-four weeks. “Why was an FIR registered two days after Nido’s death? How can Delhi Police conduct independent inquiry when they are among the accused?” asked Kejriwal as he assured that the truth will emerge from the magisterial inquiry in 3-4 weeks.

“Nido’s fight is not for the people of Northeast but for the whole nation. Delhi’s criminal justice system should be fixed to make Delhi a safer place for everyone and for people of Northeast,” the Delhi CM said.

Kejriwal further announced to include the history of Northeast India in the syllabus of Delhi. The Delhi CM also asked the delegation of protesters to form a committee and they will declare it as the official committee of Delhi government. “You give us the suggestions and we will implement it,” he said.

Delhi’s education minister Manish Sisodia said: “From next session Delhi school books will include history of Northeast India. The education department will inform Delhi people about people of Northeast.”

Kejriwal’s move comes a day after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Jantar Mantar and spoke to demonstrators protesting the death of Taniam.

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    virat1
    Feb 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm
    these AAP guys are rich. All of them seem to be getting facials, new specs , etc. All Ford money :) and now delhi Govt money
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      virat1
      Feb 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm
      these AAP guys are rich. All of them seem to be getting facials, new specs , etc. All Ford money :) and now delhi Govt money
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        Vivek K
        Feb 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm
        kejri d og barking..
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          Vivek K
          Feb 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm
          kejri d og barking..
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            Jisso Augustin
            Feb 15, 2014 at 5:46 am
            Its a really saddening and a sickening fact that firstly people from the northeast are ignored and also labelled as nepalis in India. Secondly a peaceful protest for just is met with a charge by the government to top it all, the charge is claimed as a 'mild' one. What a mockery of justice and the people of the Northeast. Do we still keep faith and hope in the system?
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              Jisso Augustin
              Feb 15, 2014 at 5:46 am
              Its a really saddening and a sickening fact that firstly people from the northeast are ignored and also labelled as nepalis in India. Secondly a peaceful protest for just is met with a charge by the government to top it all, the charge is claimed as a 'mild' one. What a mockery of justice and the people of the Northeast. Do we still keep faith and hope in the system?
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                Rohan
                Feb 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm
                This Arvind and AAP jockers have no credibility. They have tried to wash their hands off any social problem in Delhi. It is a misfit trying to fool government. Arvind was on his home turf here ( Darna Maharaja). Media's pet animal even if they behave wildly.
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                  Rohan
                  Feb 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm
                  This Arvind and AAP jockers have no credibility. They have tried to wash their hands off any social problem in Delhi. It is a misfit trying to fool government. Arvind was on his home turf here ( Darna Maharaja). Media's pet animal even if they behave wildly.
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                    Raman
                    Feb 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm
                    It is tragic that this young fellow got killed. But, any way is this AK guy politicizing it? Oh, I get it! It comes easy for him to stage hartal, dharna etc.
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                      soman sreedharan
                      Feb 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm
                      Actually it is high time to throw him out from the CMs chair, but he will play all the nasty tricks to garner sympathy out of it. This party and its leaders have contradictions and failures within themselves as far as governance is concerned and for that single reason every time they are seen running to the street for protesting.
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                        Subodh Khanna
                        Feb 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
                        dont depend on this kejri liar - will hijack the issue and leave NE People high and dry
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                          Subodh Khanna
                          Feb 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
                          dont depend on this kejri liar - will hijack the issue and leave NE People high and dry
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                            sudhir
                            Feb 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm
                            Sir, Kindly ask Govt to allot you an office in press club.I think that will eae administrative problems.
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