The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday a fresh PIL on recent attacks on people from the Northeast.
The PIL, filed by a bunch of lawyers, seeks pan-India guidelines to prevent attacks and discrimination based on racial profiling.
It has also demanded setting up of a special investigation team to look into the series of attacks on people from the Northeast.
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On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court had asked the Home Ministry to consider changing the existing SC/ST Act or introducing a new law to allow provisions for deterrence against alleged “racial attacks” on people from Northeast states.
The National Capital has witnessed a rise in the attacks on people from Northeast including the death of Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, rape of a Manipuri girl, assault on three Manipuri youths.