"We are not doing enough to stop racial attacks": Twitter reacts to Gurgaon incident

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Twitter reacts to Gurgaon incident
Bangalore, Oct 15: A day after a Manipuri student was beaten up in Bangalore for not knowing the local language Kannada, two men from Nagaland were beaten up with hockey sticks in Gurgaon.

T Michael Lamjathang Haokip, president of the Thadou (Manipuri tribe) Students' Association sustained injuries on his head when he was pelted with stones in Bangalore for not speaking in Kannada. Two other members Ngamkholen Haokip, 28, and Rocky Kipgen, 25 were also attacked but escaped with minor injuries.

In Gurgaon, seven locals held the Nagaland duo captive in Sikanderpur area and beat them up with cricket bats and hockey sticks on Wednesday night. 25-year-old Awang and Chester, both call-center employees, were residents of Sikanderpur for the past 2 years. Allegedly, the attackers told them, "If you guys from Manipur and Nagaland come and stay here, we will kill you".

Attacking people from north east part of the country isn't new in Indian metro cities. In February this year, Nido Taniam, a teenage student from Arunachal Pradesh, succumbed to his injuries after he was beaten by shopkeepers of Lajpat Nagar market in the national capital.

The Twitter community reacted shockingly to the two incidents. While some argued that the Bangalore incident shouldn't be regarded as 'racist attack', many Twitterati condemned the attacks, saying India was becoming more and more racist when it comes to accepting people from North East.

See the Twitter reactions here:

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