Rahul joins protesters against Nido Taniam’s death, promises swift action

Rahul said there is only one India for him which matters and that is the India where every single person is treated with respect and justice.

New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2014 8:43 pm
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam during a dharna by northeast students. (PTI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam during a dharna by northeast students. (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi on Monday joined youth from the Northeast agitating to bring to book those involved in the killing of Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, and promised “very strict action” apart from setting up of a committee to look into the treatment meted out to people from that region.

Asserting that “what has happened was unacceptable”, Rahul, while addressing the agitators at Jantar Mantar here, said “….You can expect a very strict action and detailed study done by a committee on the issues of North-easterners of this country. We are trying to move forward on that.”

During his brief stay at the protest venue, the Congress Vice-President also assured the protesters that government would ensure that they get respect and justice.

He said there is only one India for him which matters and that is the India where every single person is treated with respect, justice and treated fairly.

“There is no other India that I am interested in. I am not concerned whether you are from the North-East or any other religion, there is only one India and that India is for all of us. We will fight for this. We are going to ensure that you get respect in this country, full stop,” he said.

Nido Taniam, 19, was beaten up by two shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar on January 29 following a quarrel over his appearance. He died in a hospital the next day.

Noting that Nido represented India, Rahul said “it does not matter where he comes from, who he is and what he looks like. These things do not matter and to me only one thing matters – that he is an Indian. Because he is an Indian, he deserves justice and he is going to get it. I am here with you”.

Rahul also said though a majority of the people in the country actually believe that everyone here should get respect, there were a few who do not believe in this.

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    aneel
    Feb 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    political nautanki
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    brijesh
    Feb 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm
    btw how can he take the action... he does not hold anything in govt.
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    Kalpesh Parmar
    Feb 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    Another "Dramebazi" by Congress Vice president!!!!It seems that he has not learnt lessons from the last interview at Aaj Tak Channel.All these drama of Mr. Rahul hi will not going to work in the Poll.Do Preparation for 2019.
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    Kalpesh Parmar
    Feb 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    Another "Dramebazi" by Congress Vice president!!!!It seems that he has not learnt lessons from the last interview at Aaj Tak Channel.All these drama of Mr. Rahul hi will not going to work in the Poll.Do Preparation for 2019.
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    RD
    Feb 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    So, the justice has been waiting all these days for Rahul to visit and make the statement !!!!!!! UPA government is going to prove it again that it's going to act only if the order comes from it's prince, not from common people of this nation or their representatives. Congress made this nation a true banana republic. Time to wipe them out of this nation.
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    RD
    Feb 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    So, the justice has been waiting all these days for Rahul to visit and make the statement !!!!!!! UPA government is going to prove it again that it's going to act only if the order comes from it's prince, not from common people of this nation or their representatives. Congress made this nation a true banana republic. Time to wipe them out of this nation.
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