Bikers' rally in Bangalore to protest discrimination against NE people

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Bangalore, Feb 17: Around 150 motorcyclists participated in a rally here on Sunday to protest the racial discrimination against the people from the northeast often, an Indian Express news reported.

The initiative, Bikers Against Racial Discrimination, saw several people from the northeast and was mainly organised in the wake of the recent attack on Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh who lost his life as a result.

The campaign was organised by Brotherhood of Bulleteers Motocycling Consortium. The bikers included people from northeastern states like Mizoram and Manipur.

The initiative saw several people from northeast joining it

Several thousand people from the northeast live in Bangalore to study or earn a living. In 2012, thousands of northeastern people left the city for their home states after a rumour of retaliation against them had spread like wildfire. The Government of India had decided to ban bulk SMSs for some time to calm down the people's fear.

Instances of racial discrimination have also been reported from the Karnataka state capital in the past and Sunday's campaign was a peaceful protest against all that.

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