Dimapur, April 1: The Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights, Delhi has extended solidarity to all affected by racism across India during the current COVID-19 pandemic panic.
Stating that the pandemic panic has stoked an outburst of racism against the people from Northeast that is being reported from many cities across India, the NPMHR said, “People with different and distinct racial features being discriminated against is not only wrong but affects the dignity of a person and a people. This should be dealt with in all seriousness and severity.
“We extend our solidarity to all affected by such incidents,” it said.
“During this difficult time we wish to extend our hand in combating the pandemic, panic and racism by sharing factual information and updates, connect with governmental and non-governmental agencies, follow up on grievance redressals and network with other support and voluntary groups. NPMHR is a voluntary organization funded by the contributions and service of its members but we would also like to offer any form of assistance and service that is within our capacity,” it said and urged all to respond to this emergency by extending help and solidarity to people in need or in distress and not through panic and apathy.
“Help us to fight racism by reporting and standing up for those who cannot,” it said.
For any assistance, the NPMHR said it can be contacted at 9999228582, 9717136251, 7011182692, 9643922343 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Page News Service)