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The Delhi unit of the Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stern action against any form of racism on the people of the Northeast anywhere in India.

The rights body made the appeal, especially in the wake of ongoing fight against Covid-19, following widespread reported cases of racial profiling, violence and discrimination against the people from Northeast living and working in different parts of India.

It said many cases have gone unreported while the rise in cases of racism has evoked fear and insecurity among the community in addition to the collective fear of coronavirus.

The rights body convenor, Chingri Vashum, and coconvenor, Guangpuangnag Kahmei, in a letter to Modi on Tuesday sought protection from eviction and harassment of the tenants from the Northeast by landlords across India.

The organisation urged the Prime Minister to set up shelter centres in different cities for stranded people of the region.

It also urged him to provide concessions on all forms of rent for the Northeast students, non-working and vulnerable population.

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