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Rahul throws his weight behind protesters, says justice would be done in Nido's case

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New Delhi | Monday, Feb 3 2014 IST
 
In rare show of solidarity with protesters at Jantar Mantar protesting the beating and subsequent death of Arunachal student Nido Taniam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today assured that justice will be done in the case.

"I should not be standing here, I should be there, sitting with you," Mr Gandhi said pointing to those sitting in the crowd who had gathered there to protest Nido's death.

"You can expect very quick action. We are going to move forward with it," Mr Gandhi assured them.

"The only thing I am interested in is dignity for all Indians," he said to cheers from the gathering, adding, "What happened (to Nido) is absolutely unacceptable.

Appealing for respect for all Indians including people from the North East, Mr Gandhi said, "There is only one India that matters to me, and that India is where every Indian has respect and justice. We will ensure that people of North East get respect and justice."

The protesters put forward their 16 demands to Mr Gandhi which includes a magisterial inquiry into the death of Nido Taniam at the level of Deputy Commissioner.

They are also demanding that the inquiry be completed within two weeks and the case be transferred to the CBI or a SIT be instituted for the purpose.

Earlier in the day various members of the north-eastern community spoke against the anger in the community after Nido's killing.

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