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Mizoram CM Zoramthanga raises concern over racial attacks on people of Northeast

Four people related to the incident in the video have been arrested

By Our Bureau and PTI in Aizawl
  • Published 30.03.20, 3:14 PM
  • Updated 30.03.20, 3:14 PM
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"I am pained, shocked and in my worst awe seeing this video. When has humanity stooped so low," Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said as he attached the video with his tweet. Picture by Henry L. Khojol

The issue of alleged incidents of attack and racial discrimination on people of the Northeast in some states has been raised by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga who sought the Prime Minister and the home minister's intervention in ensuring immediate action against the culprits.

The chief minister on Sunday took to twitter after a video showing some persons from the Northeast allegedly being denied entry to a grocery shop went viral.

"I am pained, shocked and in my worst awe seeing this video. When has humanity stooped so low," Zoramthanga said as he attached the video with his tweet.

He asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah to look into the matter and take immediate action against the perpetrators.

"I kindly request Shri Narendra Modi ji and Shri Amit Shah ji to look into the matter," he said in the tweet.

Zoramthanga tagged the video to Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, Assam chief minister Sarbana Sonowal, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu.

Meanwhile, Conrad Sangma said in his Facebook post that the incident took place somewhere in Mysore recently.

The Meghalaya chief minister said he had spoken to Mysore MP Pratap Simha who informed him that an FIR has been lodged and two persons arrested in connection with the incident.

However, it was later found out that four people, including a supermarket manger and three employees, were arrested in connection with the incident shared by Zoramthanga. 

Police acted after watching a widely circulated video that purportedly shows the supermarket staff rebuffing the students as they plead they are Indians and need certain provisions.

The incident took place at the J.L.B. Road branch of the More Supermarket around 6.30pm on Saturday. 

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