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Would India’s northeast be better off with China?

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  1. Kiss_of_the_Dragon

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    Every time Beijing lays claim to the whole of Arunachal Pradesh as being part of its national territory, New Delhi’s hackles rise. Arunachal, as indeed all the northeastern states, are indisputably part of the Indian Union. Or are they? While political India claims sovereignty over them, so-called ‘mainstream’ India – another, and misleading, word for the Hindi-Hindu belt – treats them like foreigners.

    The tragic case of Nido Tania, the young student from Arunachal Pradesh, who was beaten to death in New Delhi after he got into an altercation with ruffians who had cast a racial slur at him is just one of a long list of hate crimes against people from the northeast when they come to the Indian heartland.

    Because Nido was the son of a Congress MLA, his case has drawn VVIP attention: Rahul Gandhi has publicly expressed his support and sympathy for all those from the northeast, and home minister Shinde has told the police to expedite their investigations.

    Just four days before Nido was fatally attacked, two women from Manipur were assaulted by a bunch of goons, barely a few kilometres from where the young student from Arunachal was fatally beaten up.

    In both these cases – and in all the countless such incidents that go unreported and unrecorded, precisely because they are so common that no one bothers to take note of them – the only provocation was that the victims looked ‘different’ from what Indians are ‘meant’ to look like – whatever that might mean.

    People from the northeast are routinely labelled ‘Chinki’. They are frequently asked if they eat dogs, and are presumed by many so-called ‘mainstream’ Indians to be sexually promiscuous, particularly in the case of women who are made to suffer offensive physical and verbal advances.

    Days after Nido’s death, newly-appointed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised a number of measures to help fight such racist discrimination, including making a study of the history of the northeast mandatory in schools and the appointing of a special panel comprising people from the region to look into cases of such hate crimes.

    Welcome as these and similar proposals are, the question that arises is: Why are such special protective measures necessary at all? Why is Indian society so hostile to anyone who doesn’t in appearance or custom fit into a cookie-cutter stereotype of what being an ‘Indian’ means?
    Despite the national mantra of ‘Unity in diversity’, India is increasingly becoming more and more intolerant of any form of difference from the ‘mainstream’, whether that difference is of ethnic appearance or that of sexual preference, as shown by the Supreme Court’s recent ‘recriminalising’ of homosexuality.


    Minorities of any kind – ethnic, religious or sexual – feel increasingly unsafe in an India which seems growingly allergic to any kind of heterogeneousness, any kind of diversity or difference.
    Political India insists that the northeast is part of the Indian republic, ‘mainstream’ India rejects – often with extreme violence – all ‘foreign-looking’ northeasterners.


    So, would our northeastern states be better off with China, or at least better off independent of India?

    Nido Tania might have had an answer to that question. And he might have been alive today to answer it if he hadn’t been compelled to be part of a country whose self-appointed ‘mainstream’ hates all people like him.

    Would India’s northeast be better off with China? by Juggle-Bandhi : Jug Suraiya's blog-The Times Of India

    For our North Eastern brothers, we don't look you difference from us, and you will never be. just gave these Indians the middle fingers and join us instead. And you're no longer to worry about Brahmaputra water.
     
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    In one word, YES
     
  3. Gandhi G in da house

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    ^^^ It's funny you are Chinese and still calling them "North-Eastern brothers". :lol:

    They are North -Eastern Indians. Hearts within hearts even you have accepted they Indians only. Nice attempt to troll though.

    As for the author, it's time for some Prashant Bhushan treatment.
     
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    India is only for South-Asian looking Hindus and all others are discriminated against.
     
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    China would be better off if Japan ruled it. They know how to "handle" that bunch.
     
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    Everybody doesn't have the same wish as Pakistanis.

    NE Indians have never wished or asked for joining China.


    That's why you are sitting in UK , Bangladeshi :lol:
     
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    You Indians look down on Chini-look alike, soon or later they will have to decide which side will give them self-respect and dignity.
     
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    Yes they would be. Look at the difference in living standards between Tibetans in China and in India. And keep in mind that the ones who fled to India tended to be slavemasters/feudal lords/other privileged classes of the old regime. Now they live worse than their former serfs.
     
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    few retards in delhi do this. NE people never face problem in rest of India.
    Most of them live in eastern zone and there is no discrimination against them.

    tragedy is NE Indians are very keen (especially from arunachal pradesh) to be in India...
    only some tribes like nagas have issues, but they will rather die than live in china.lolz
     
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    There some more of the stuff liberal Indians have been putting on the plate for the rest of us. They are more eager than Pakistanis or China to give away Indian land and Indian people to others. @Indischer @ranjeet
     
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    Ontopic: Wouldn't Tibet be better off with India? :coffee:
     
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    I suppose truth hurts.

    India is an anomaly in this world of unitary states and I am sure this anomaly will soon be rectified.
     
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    Muhahah, for an Anatolian that live under Turkish domination for century and worship Turkish Invaders instead of their own ancestors..way to go buddy :lol: I guess you Anatolian are really proud of been under Turkish rule.:omghaha:
     
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    They do want freedom from the fascist Indian federation and in the eventuality of liberation will obviously look to the Chinese for pretection
    Insurgency in Northeast India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Considering what happened to Tibetans and Uyghyus, i.e the non-Han bunch and also adding to fact NE is extremely diverse, the answer is not the difficult.