It is hard to define racism. It can be called as an unconditional hate. Like a virus it has taken over the world and has infected the people. Hence, India is no stranger to this virus. Moreover, India is now one of the countries where we cannot spend a day without hearing the news of racism. This time Higio Gungtey, A North East Student, became the victim of racism in India and he has showed his discomfort for being a person in this racist environment.
Racism In India
The crime against the North East Indians is increasing at a considerable rate. Furthermore, the protests are being held almost every day against this threat. Higio Gungtey is just another victim of racism.
Here’s The Fir Letter
Dated- March 13, 2017
Hulimavu Police Station,
I, Higio Gungtey, would like to submit that I am a person belonging to the Nyishi Tribe, a schedule tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. A copy of the certificate is produced for your kind perusal. Hemant Kumar has attacked me for no reason but because I come from North East. Me and two of my friends are tenants in his rent house since March 2016, with the rent amount 12000 per month and the rent agreement was made in the name of my friends Mridupawan Bharali and Rajeev Ranjan Singh (hailing from Assam and Jharkhand respectively).
Beating Without A Reason?
He told us that my name need not appear in the rent agreement. It was on Monday March 6, 2017 our landlord Mr. B. Hemanth Kumar came to our house and he started attacking my friend while I was talking to my parents over the phone in the balcony. When I saw him dragging my friend by his neck, I immediately rushed into the room and tried to stop him but instead he started beating me. He beat me mercilessly in all part of my body. While beating me he said, “you dirty tribal from North East”.
Why This Hate?
He kicked me in my stomach several times and I was choking and fell down on the floor because of the severe pain. In no time, again he kicked me on my chin and it started bleeding. My tongue got cut and it was too painful. Then I went to the bathroom to spit the blood out, he dragged me out of it and hit my right cheek, it was too painful. My mouth was full of blood. He punched me in my face. I was already very tired from the beating and dragging. He tried to kick my genitals as well but somehow, moved and escaped.
Mr. Hemanth told my two friends to slap me otherwise he will beat me more. As a result my two friends out of fear of him started slapping me.
While he was beating me, he abused verbally saying, “I will fuck your mother and sister”.
He forced me to lick his boots
While he was kicking me with his boots, one of the boots came out. He ordered me to put it back to his feet and tie the lace, and lick his boots. While licking his shoe he said, “You only deserve it because you are a dirty tribal from North East and don’t show your face again in this city”.
Going through the letter, we are completely stunned. It seems like there is no safe place in the country. Everywhere we find this unconditional hate. A baby girl adopted by Sunny Leone and her husband was rejected by 11 couples because of skin color. Where are we going on this ? So share this letter more so that everyone can be aware about the need to shut down racism in India.