Commissioner Bhimsen Bassi was conspicuously absent, while Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Deepak Mishra
, the chief guest, reached an hour late, reflecting their degree of sensitivity towards the North East issue.
When The North East Today Editor-in-Chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma charged the Delhi Police for identifying those arrested from North East in prostitution cases by their states, reflecting complete insensitivity, Mishra quipped that police only rescue such victims, and don"t arrest them.
, on behalf of the Delhi Police
, honoured good samaritan Delhites and cops who had gone out of their way to help people from the North East in distress.
He also launched the Facebook (delhipolicefornefolks) for North East people to communicate effectively.
Earlier, Hibu, in his
address, exhorted the gathering to serve as ambassadors for their brethren and adopt a positive attitude.
"We have to walk together as India belongs to us.
Blaming ignorance, lack of knowledge and language barrier for cases of discrimination," he
said would be pointless.
said the Delhi Police
stands for zero tolerance on cases of malafide intention.
cited the example of how as a young officer in Mizoram he
felt discriminated, but that gradually disappeared.
Joint Commissioner of Police
Sanjay Benita said ethnicity, cultural diversity and geographical divide creates such problems.
"Stop having the feeling that all of you are victims, as you have equal rights like any other citizen of India.
Let us fight it together", he