Racism in India
In recent years there have been many reports of racism against northeastern Indians, who have a different in appearance to Indians from the rest of India. In 2007 the North East Support Centre & Helpline was started, with the goal of increasing awareness of prejudice and attacks against people from North-East India. Many northeasterners are called "chinky" by people in New Delhi, in reference to the appearance of their eyes. The dropout rates of Northeastern students in Delhi touches 50 per cent, with more girls dropping out than boys. The reasons are the socio—cultural aspects and the resultant stress [in other words—racism].