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Take action against those harassing North-East people by linking them with COVID-19: MHA to States, UTs

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to all States and Union Territories, asking them to take appropriate action against those who are harassing the people from the North-East by linking them with COVID-19.

"It has come to notice of the Ministry that people from North-East have been facing harassment after the occurrence of COVID-19 in the country. There have been cases where the people of North-East including the athletes and sports persons have been harassed by linking them to COVID-19. This is racially discriminatory, inconvenient and painful to them," the Ministry said in the letter.

"It is requested that all law enforcing agencies in your State/UT may please be sensitised to take appropriate action in cases of harassment when these are reported," added the Ministry.

Recently in North-West Delhi, a case was reported where a man harassed a female belonging to a North-Eastern state by linking her with coronavirus. After her complaint, a case was registered against the person and the matter is under investigation.

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 20:43 IST