Calling a Northeastern 'Chinki' could get you jailed for 5 years

Jun 06, 2012, 15:38 IST | A Correspondent

The next time you call a person from North East a 'chinki' you could be jailed for five years

 

Beware of passing a comment on a person from the north eastern state of India because calling someone 'chinki' can land you in jail for up to five years. 
 


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In order to prevent incidents of racial discrimination against the people from the North East, the ministry of Home Affairs has directed all the states and Union Territories to book offenders under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
 
Under the law, offenders can end up spending five years in jail.

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