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.
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.
Out of the 114 candidates, 74 of them have declared serious criminal cases against them.