To register protest against the discrimination against the Northeasterners, more than 30 students organisations across the region and other parts of the country have launched a campaign–‘A chapter for NE’.
The students’ bodies said that the campaign is aimed to solve the issue of racism and to create awareness about the region and their contributions to India.
The hashtags– #AchapterforNE and #NortheastMatters, are trending on microblogging social networking site Twitter on Friday evening.
Education is one of the major keys to reduce the gap between North East India and the rest of India, We demand #AchapterforNE #NortheastMatters
@NBirenSingh @ncert @EduMinOfIndia @himantabiswa @KirenRijiju @CMOfficeAssam @CMO_Meghalaya @CMOMizoram @CmoTripura @CMOArunachal pic.twitter.com/fVRognI4k8
— Lingdom Kame/NortheastMatters ?? (@kame_lingdom) June 4, 2021
The students’ bodies using the hashtags are demanding more chapters on the history and culture of the Northeast.
The online campaign took heat after a YouTuber Paras Singh via his YouTube channel called former Lok Sabha MP and sitting Congress legislator Ninong Ering “non-Indian” and said Arunachal Pradesh was “part of China”.
“Racism at its peak is ignorance at its roots,” reads the poster circulating on Twitter, calling the attention of students and people from the region to respond to the cause.
“Our history, ethnicity, lifestyle, personalities, natural resources and patriotism have to find a place in NCERT books,” it added.