Calling ‘Chinky’ may be sentenced to five years jail
Calling residents of north-eastern places “Chinky” has now become a punishable offence with a maximum jail of 5 year.
North-eastern individuals, mainly from Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram are referred in general term “Chinky” owing to their Mongolied features.
But now it will be handled as a racist comment and a person can complain if he does not like to be referred chinky. The punishment for the charged may be jail time for 5 year.
The Home ministry has instructed all the states and union territories to punish the individuals who contact the North-Eastern people chinky, to protect them from racial discrimination.
Sympathizers of the north-eastern residents feel that this step should have been taken long ago. But others say that 5 years’ jail is little too harsh.
Large number of students from North-east live in Delhi and especially in Delhi University areas and they rationalize the sentence and said that persons referring them as chinky must be jailed.