Politicians and students in Manipur have been taking to the streets demanding an end to the "racial discrimination" meted out to the students and youths from the Northeast.

The All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union staged a sit-in protest in Senapati district recently. They demanded action be taken against those who had assaulted youths from the Northeast region.

The All Manipur Barbers Association whose members are mostly Biharis also strongly condemned the recurring attacks in Delhi. In a statement, its president, Roshun Kumar Thakur, termed the government failure to book the criminals as a national shame. “India is a land of different communities and they have been living in peace and communal harmony. The government should maintain law and order and the youths from the Northeast should not be alienated.”

The non-BJP and non-Congress political parties in Manipur also took out a rally in the streets of Imphal on Thursday demanding the assaulters be charged. They also demanded enactment of the anti-racist bill during the current session of Parliament.