GUWAHATI, Dec 30 – North East Network (NEN) and WIN-G has strongly condemned the cruel and ‘organized’ mob assault on a young Mizo woman on the night of December 27, 2010.
In a statement, the NEN said that this incident reflects the worsening environment of intolerance amongst human beings in a so called civilized society.
“A person is a human being first after which his or her different identities matter. No human being should take the law into one’s own hand. The unjust and serious physical violence of this recent episode is a matter of shame and disgrace to the city and the State administration. It also reflects on our own attitude towards people of different gender and ethnic groups,” the statement mentioned.
The NGOs also said that violence in any form is not to be justified and is not the solution or answer to a concern or problem.
“We demand immediate investigation into the beating of the Mizo woman and her present whereabouts. Social and psychological well being of the woman is important. We also question the role of the police who according to locals of the neighbourhood, where the incident took place, did not take prompt action in this incident, which further aggravated the situation,” the statement mentioned.
The NGOs also urged the government to bring to book the guilty and award appropriate punishment to them.
Original Story: The Assam Tribune