Did Sushmaji make an inadvertent racial slur in Lok Sabha?

Sushma Swaraj's oops moment in LS
New Delhi, Feb 5: Politicians while raising sensitive issues like racial discrimination must choose their words wisely lest you could be targeted for the same.

On Wednesday, when BJP senior leader Sushma Swaraj raked up Nido Taniam's death in the Lok Sabha, she made a statement that  may not go down  well with the North-East community.

Though she urged all political parties to take the issue seriously and provide security to all of North-East people across the country, she inadvertently made a racial slur. She said: "A child came from Arunachal Pradesh and they made fun of his hair style. We need to understand the diversity of the country that a teekhi naakwala and a chapti naakwala (those with sharp noses and flat noses) all belong to India."

Nido Taniam's death was widely discussed in Lok Sabha

The statement is sure to reinforce stereotype about people from the North East region.

There was uproar in the Lok Sabha today after political leaders discussed Nido Taniam's death and security issues for the people from North-East.

Swaraj even took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who had earlier this week joined the students in protests against Tainam's death.

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