Calling North-East Indians ‘chinkis’ or any other derogatory names could land you an imprisonment of 5 years
It’s good to see the Government taking some steps against racial discrimination. NDTV reported that calling people of the north-eastern region by “derogatory” names may soon land a person in jail for up to five years, and become a non-bailable offence. In what could be a tremendous step to put an end to a racial discrimination going on in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs told the Delhi High Court today that it has decided to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to strengthen the legal framework against racial discrimination.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath were told, “The Ministry of Home Affairs is in process of finalizing a comprehensive bill for insertion of new sections of 153C and 509A in Indian Penal Code (IPC) which will be introduced in Parliament after inter-ministerial consultation.”