Manipuri women assaulted in South Delhi, faced racist comments

The incident, which occurred on January 25 evening, came to light following uproar over the death of a student from northeast, Nido Taniam.

New Delhi | Updated: February 2, 2014 4:01 pm
The capital has witnessed protests since Saturday after Arunachal boy Taniam was allegedly beaten to death by shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar. (PTI) The capital has witnessed protests since Saturday after Arunachal boy Taniam was allegedly beaten to death by shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar. (PTI)

Two Manipuri women were allegedly assaulted by a some men who hurled racist abuses at them in South Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur area. The victims have accused the police of being reluctant to register an FIR.

The incident, which occurred on January 25 evening, came to light following uproar over the death of a student from northeast, Nido Taniam, who was allegedly assaulted by shopkeepers on January 29.

Police on Sunday said a case has been registered in connection with the alleged assault on the two women from the northeast but no arrest has been made so far.

According to police, the women, identified as Tharmila Jajo and Chonmila, were beaten up by a group of men, who were in their late 20s.

The women in their complaint said that one of the assaulters had tied the leash of his dog to Chonmila’s boots. She panicked and in a bid to get rid of the dog she started kicking the animal.

Seeing this, the men started beating her up. When her friend Jajo tried to intervene, she too was allegedly thrashed by the men who made racists comments against them, police said.

The victims alleged that none of the locals came to help them and when they reached the police station to lodge an FIR, policemen were initially reluctant to register a case.

The case was registered only the next day after leaders of some Northeast outfits intervened.

The police said that they have recorded the victims’ statement and are investigating the case.

The capital has witnessed protests over the death of 19-year-old Taniam, son of Arunchal Pradesh Congress MLA and Parliamentary Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Department Nido Pavitra.

He died after he was allegedly beaten up by some shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi following an altercation sparked by their taunts on his hairstyle.

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    Kolsat
    Feb 3, 2014 at 12:25 am
    Once again the racist India shows its ugly face. Indians are a very racist people. Even tough a very large number are as dark or darker we torment African people who come to India to study or receive medical treatment. Men ask in matrimonial advers for fair girls. Unless we wipe out this evil of racism from our society we have no right to criticize another nation racism. we must adopt the slogan "Racism stops with me" and follow it through our daily lives.
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      Kolsat
      Feb 3, 2014 at 12:25 am
      Once again the racist India shows its ugly face. Indians are a very racist people. Even tough a very large number are as dark or darker we torment African people who come to India to study or receive medical treatment. Men ask in matrimonial advers for fair girls. Unless we wipe out this evil of racism from our society we have no right to criticize another nation racism. we must adopt the slogan "Racism stops with me" and follow it through our daily lives.
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        jscumm
        Feb 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm
        let there be an eye for an eye. that means death penalty for all those hot shots involved. then again, how effective is the indian justice system especially with these irresponsible, inefficient pot bellied cops?I just cry for indian unity which doesn't seem to exist
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          jscumm
          Feb 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm
          let there be an eye for an eye. that means death penalty for all those hot shots involved. then again, how effective is the indian justice system especially with these irresponsible, inefficient pot bellied cops?I just cry for indian unity which doesn't seem to exist
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            DR SUDHA
            Feb 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm
            over react !!! Few ic people's petty behavior should not be construed as racist behaviour. N E is part of India , you are all our brothers and sisters. We are all big family, let us not react voilently.Yes we should bring pressure to bring justice.
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              Utpal
              Feb 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm
              Time for the easterners to ask for a separate country. We do not want to be a part of this bigoted and racist India. Jai Ahom Aai. If we do not get it peacefully, we will take it by force.
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