The two main Left parties on Wednesday made out a case for the enactment of an anti-racist law to curb the attacks and discrimination faced by the people of the North-East in the capital.

Expressing deep concern at the continuing attacks on people from the North-East in Delhi, the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said the Central government should consider drafting an anti-racist law to curb such discrimination and attacks.

In a separate press statement, the CPI said “a law against racist attacks should be considered by the Home Ministry.”

The CPI(M) said that there was no doubt that there was a racist bias in the kind of attacks that took place on people from the North-East in Delhi.

“It is imperative that citizens from any part of the country are able to live in peace and harmony, and pursue their work or studies in the capital without being subject to racist attacks.”

While appreciative of the Centre’s decision to order a CBI probe into the death of of the student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Tania, the CPI noted that there was fear and anger among the people of the North-East living in the capital. “This will damage the unity and integrity of India."