22 Dec. 2015: After the infamous booklet published by the Delhi police on “Dos and don’t” for NE students in July 2007, now the Delhi police is back to back up the North East India people in Delhi. The booklet on ‘Dos and Don’t’ went viral in social networking site and in all the local and national news paper. The good intention of the Delhi Police was assumed (turned out) to be a direct attack to the NE people by many NE people, and believe that the booklet was a discrimination, alienation from NE, prejudice, divisive policy etc.
Today the Delhi police is helping many NE people in Delhi and other cities too. Their good Samaritan work is now vividly seen and published in many social media and other printed media. In recent Delhi police recruitment especially for the NE people is encourageable, and it is believe that more NE people recruitment into Delhi police will be able to tackle the various problems encounter by the NE people in Delhi.
A special credit goes to IGP Robin Hibu IPS Nodal Officer for North East Region, and his team for helping the NE people in Delhii and working out to bring justice for the NE people.
Friday, July 27, 2007
The internet is full of prominent newspapers and illustrious NE writers expressing their views on this whole Hibu incident. Given below are just some of the results Google churned out:
Police booklet for NE students betrays prejudices – The Telegraph.
Dos & don’ts in Delhi irk NE students – The Economic Times.
NE students don’t want any diktats – The Times of India.
Delhi Police booklet for NE triggers protests – The Hindustan Times.
Delhi cops tell students from NE how to behave – The NorthEast Tribune.
Local media takes up ‘security tips’ for NE students – Aizol Times.
Social profiling of NE students draws flak – E-PAO
Booklet for NE students triggers protest – The Nagaland Post.
Row over NE students’ dress code – The Assam Tribune.
Delhi cops tell students from NE how to behave – Good Morning Star.
NE in Indian Mainstream – Kangla Online.
Delhi ‘profiles’ to protect – Zogam Online.
Insecuring Cultures – David Buhril @ E-PAO
Alienating the NE – DMT @ aizoltimes.com
Developing the Right Attitude – Donald Tsang @ E-PAO
Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE – Thohe Pao @ sinlung.com
Do’s and Dont’s for NE People at Delhi – F. Silkam Sangma @ E-PAO
DISCRIMINATION! Delhi police profiles northeast students– Akangjungla Longchar (The Morung Express) @ nagalim.nl
‘Delhi police security booklet’ In the eye of the storm– Longrangty Longchar (The Morung Express) @ kuknalim.com
In Delhi do like the Delhiites do: Delhi Police – lawrkhawm.com
Police booklet for NE Students – mi(sual).com
We deserve an apology from the IPS Officer – Kuknalim Forum.
The NE population may help Delhi locals – assamonline (yahoo groups)
Is it the case of Good intentions going wrong? – Great Indian Mutiny
Sickening Delhi polices 7 sisters – Journalist + Blogger “N”
Battle over the Dress Code for NE Girls – mouthshut.com.
Opinion on Delhi Police’s “Security Booklet”
Ethnocide: The Great Hibu Fiasco
Kima read the booklet and blogs.
Delhi Police’s Diktats and us
Bidyananda Hanjabam on Robin Hibu’s “booklet”
The Chinky Syndrome
Courtesy : The Sangai Express Editorial
David Buhril says Culture or Identity is defined by smell, taste and colour
Developing The Right Attitude
Donald Tsang says we need to develop ‘right attitudes’
Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE people
R.B. Thohe Pou vent out at Delhi Police “security booklet”
Do’s and Dont’s for NE People at Delhi
Febroneous Sangma vent out at this “security booklet”
Unwise Delhi Police divisive policy on NE people
By: R.B. Thohe Pou *
We are happy that we have an IPS in Delhi from North East India. He is from Northeast and people from NE may feel good because there is some one from NE who can fight justice for the NE people. But bringing out the booklet, “Security tips for the Northeast students/visitors in Delhi” is unwise booklet, which brings more insecure and division to the NE people from the mainstream India.
Today, there is a booklet on, Security tips for the NE students in Delhi, but I am afraid that tomorrow there may be many such similar booklets for each community living in different parts of India. In every city or town there are some minority people and if we make a separate rule for the minority group with the interest of the majority people, the minority people will have no place to live. Bringing the booklet on, Security tips for the northeast students in Delhi is one of the most unwise booklets.
I am indeed sad to learn that IPS who seems to be educated person is trying to divide the NE people, and divert the NE people from the mainstream Indian. We know that there are many politicians trying their best to bring unity in diversity in India. But he is just enjoying writing to divide the people. Most of the NE people want to have their own state/nation as we observed in last 30-50 decades. So trying to divide and make such kind of discrimination would be added another chance or encourage to go ahead with their agenda to live a separate nation.
I am sure that it is not wise to make rule for some specific people. I think we should always take precaution in writing very critical view or making such of separate rule for those insurgent dominated region. If they are hurt, law is nothing to do and the gun/sword what they have in their hand may be used to find the justice.
I am sad because the Delhi Moral Police is treating us unwisely also they are indirectly destroying the good work of last 20-30 decades of our politicians. Mr. IPS from Arunachal Pradesh might have gone out of his head. How can he insist to make separate rule for the NE and divide the northeast people from mainland India when many politicians are trying to bring the whole northeast people under the mainstream of India, if he continues to insist on his writing, thinking that “Pen is mightier than sword”, I am afraid that some of the insurgents from NE may teach a new lesson that “Sword is mightier than Pen” in this modern world.
We all need to know that in this modern world, no one is the boss to dictate. It is becoming very difficult to use force without the concern of the people. Let’s learn to live together peacefully and share the problems to solve the problems for there is no any human problem, which is too difficult to solve.
Related Article on NE Dress & Behaviour
TSE News 14th Jul ’07 TSE News 17th Jul ’07
Dressed to kill ?? – Jenni Readers Reply
Dress code of NE girls for cops’ failures – Oken Sandham
A Foreigner In Own Country – Jimmy Wahengbam
Dress Code In Delhi University? – Hopson Sapam
On discrimination in Mainland India – Hahat Melchior
A Manipuri in New Delhi – Alberto Mangsatabam
Northeast Students Protest Rally In Delhi – Lalremlien Neitham
The Clogged Space – David Buhril
* R.B. Thohe Pou contributes regularly to e-pao.net . The writer can be contacted at thohepou(at)rediffmail(dot)com . This article was webcasted on July 20th, 2007