Targeting ‘the Other’

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Students from the north-eastern States stage a protest in New Delhi against the killing of Richard Loitam, a student from Manipur, at the NAV School of Architecture in Bangalore. A file picture. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Activists of the All Assam Minority Students Union demonstrating in Guwahati on May 6 against the killing of Muslims in the Bodoland area of Lower Assam. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

North-eastern India figures prominently in the Sangh Parivar’s new scheme of things. While poor Muslims there and in many other parts of the country are branded as Bangladeshi infiltrators, people from that region living in other parts of the country are subjected to various forms of moral policing.
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