NUSU opposes racism against NE people
Dimapur, June 3 (EMN): Nagaland University Students’ Union (NUSU) of all four campuses namely NUSU (L), NUSU (KC), SU: SASRD and SETSU have opposed the discrimination faced by Northeast Indians in their own motherland and have collectively joined hands with various student leaders from different universities all over Northeast India with the common goal to eradicate the plague of racism.
“Racism is an evil that needs to be uprooted and the most pre-eminent approach to achieve this is through education. We believe that educating the masses and especially the ignorant about the significance of Northeat India through the inclusion of a mandatory chapter concerning the rich history of Northeast India in the NCERT textbooks will go a long way to uproot the evil of racism from its very root,” a joint statement issued by NUSU (L) president Hipito Achumi, NUSU (KC) president Aliamoa S Longkumer, SU:SASRD president Chumbenthung Patton and SETSU president Watitemjen Kichu stated.
NUSU has appealed to all fellow like-minded citizens, who truly feel that it is time to stand together in unison against racism, to join in the twitter storm scheduled on June 4 from 6 pm to 8 pm with the hashtag #NortheastMatters and #AchapterforNE.
It further requested the government of India to add a mandatory chapter concerning Northeast India in the NCERT textbooks.