The perception is strongly opposed by both the sides. People from north-eastern regions still have to tolerate the piercing glares of the people from other states who make them feel like an alien in their own country. This reminds us of a famous song of Jim Morrison that said, “People are strange when you’re a stranger”.This may be called a retaliation, but it has now become more like a colloquial term, where people from North-eastern states use the word “Indian” for the people who don’t own Mongolian faces. Is it because North-eastern people do not actually love to be called Indian? Well, a close scrutiny of all reasons of the words like “Chinky”, Nepali, will answer all the questions. Now, where do these notions of such discriminations come from? Well, candidly even the Government’s role in neglecting North-East affairs has given rise to this social peril.
Ultimately, now how would a person from other states feel in northeast India when someone calls him, “Indian”? Noone can blame the annoyance on the people of northeast India as it is just a retaliation of the word “Chinky” they receive in Delhi, the capital of India. The time has come to explore a dark world that is truly not dark, but because of the black mask veiled around the eyes, it seems dark. It’s not the fear of terrorism that has kept people from exploring the chastened beauty of north-east, because if that would be the scenario then Jammu& Kashmir would never be called the paradise on earth. It’s all the burden of a stone on our free mind that has been gradually taking shape by our so-called glamorous involvement in trendy highlights of media and Government who talk more about themselves rather than caring about others.