New Delhi: Cyber attacks seem to be the new mode of operation for people who are perpetrators of ‘hate crime’ against Northeasterners. It has hardly been a week that the news of a derogatory Facebook post targeting the assaulted Manipuri youth was doing rounds, reports have flowed in that Binalakshmi Nepram, founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, and a vocal activist for the northeast people in Delhi received a threat message via mail.
Informing this today, Nepram said that she received a threatening email from a gmail account user who is yet to be identified.
A case in this regard vide FIR No. 840/14 u/s 507 IPC & 66-A IT Act has been registered. The Cyber crime division of Delhi Police are investigating into the matter. No arrests have been made so far.
It may be mentioned here that just a day earlier, a case was registered against one Priyanka Ravi, 25, a medical electronics graduate from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, for abusing, inciting hatred, and intentionally attempting to provoke breach of peace. She posted derogatory comments on the timeline of the Manipuri youth who was assaulted for not conversing in local Kannada language.
In Gurgaon, two men from Nagaland youths were beaten up by a group, which warned them to tell all people from the North East to leave the neighbourhood.