The death of 20-year-old Nido Tania at the beginning of the year, and a steady drumbeat of stories about discrimination against North Easterners since then, has been a stark reminder of how ethnic prejudice is alive and kicking on the streets of the capital.
Discrimination against people from the Northeast States residing in Delhi-NCR is overwhelmingly in the form of ethnic and racial prejudice. It is largely manifested through use of offensive names, a first-of-its-kind quantitative survey has revealed.
New Delhi: As many as 54 per cent people from the north-east feel that discrimination is a reality in the national capital while 74 per cent felt that Delhi is the "most unsafe" place in terms of ethnic discrimination, a survey report has revealed.
A study on stereotyping and discrimination has found Delhi and its suburbs suffer from racial prejudices that are discriminatory in nature. The survey done by "Reachout Anti-Discrimination Project" released on Saturday.
As many as 54 per cent people from the northeast feel that discrimination is a reality in the national capital while 74 per cent felt that Delhi is the "most unsafe" place in terms of ethnic discrimination, a survey report has revealed.
"54 per cent persons feel that discrimination is a reality. The highest number of 67 per cent respondents said that they were victims of ethnic/racial discrimination followed by only four per cent saying that they faced gender related discrimination.
New Delhi, December 06 2014 : A new survey on reports of discrimination against people hailing form North East region in the capital city Delhi reveals discri-mination is a reality and that such acts happen in public places. The three months survey was conducted by Reachout Foundation, Bangalore based on a mixed probability and non-probability method. Out of 2000 identified respondents only 947 responded.
August, 2014. A couple from Delhi with their only child decide to visit the Taj Mahal over a weekend. They are both business school graduates working in corporate houses. Ethnically they belong to the eastern Indian state of Assam. While the man and the child find their way into the monument, the lady is struggling to explain to the guards that she is an Indian citizen.