It is unfortunate and hurtful to be discriminated in our country. It is indeed opprobrious to be treated or called as immigrant or foreigner in our own capital, Delhi or other metro cities. Among the midst of well-educated people, there are still illiterate people who asked where Manipur, Nagaland or any other North-Eastern states is? At times it’s obscure the North-Eastern Indian, an Indian? The question itself sometime has no answer to it, as there are numerous incidents that took us as far away from being an Indian.
The reason for not being accepted as one or treated unequally even when living under the same roof, it’s still hard to believe the fact that we are still being discriminated in our own land. How can one feel comfortable and safe when being not wanted? Many a times we receive a deaf ear for the authorities and officials when putting up our problem faced and grievances on their table. For many reasons all our pain, our sorrow, our tears left unheard, unseen, untold and kept all these to our-self leaving us heavyhearted.
India’s geographical map does show different regions, cultures, religions, languages, castes, etc. making a diverse country. All these differences in regions, cultures, ethnic, class, languages, or so shouldn’t be a barrier among the citizens if they are cognizant of each other’s differences. Educating ourselves about our differences in every walk of life we live than we’ll able to understand, appreciate and respect all the differences we all have. Only then peace and harmony will prevail when we differentiate our differences. It is unfortunate that our educational society, left out to include all the differences that harmonize our societies of India, in our educational curriculum. If all these differences we treasure in our society be heard, learned and understand by all at least up to high school level than all these said discrimination among us wouldn’t have existed.
The people of North-East migrate in major cities has increase for the past five six years. The main factor for migrating in other major cities is to seek higher education, employment or posting. Their migrations are due to the lack of educational infrastructure in the North-East followed by the lack of employment opportunities due to socio-political unrest, communal conflict, and many other reasons. Due to this increase in migrating, there increase in the cases of discrimination as well.
This discrimination has left many victims devastated, depressed, foiled, dismissed, or even untimely death. There are many victims of various incidents who had left the Cities, unfulfilled their dreams which they once had bring along while coming. They does return back with indelible memories, some with mental disorder, some having sleepless night with nightmares about the incidents that had occurred to them, these may be are the few lucky victims in one hand as some with fatal incident whom their mortal remains reach back home.
In our society, the minorities, underprivileged or the weaker section are being ignored, neglected or not treated accordingly by the society or by the government at large. These section of our society, if attended or given more priority to their needs and wants then our society, our country be able to develop to a large extend. As these section of people don’t have panoptic outlook, exposure or opportunities as their counterpart who are in majority. They do have very limited resources to use which is not sufficient to meet their needs.
The Government initiatives languish due to its poor implementation. Many still remain marginalized and continue to suffer discrimination as government failure in stopping discriminatory behaviors.