Encountering racism in Delhi
8 April 2014 Last updated at 20:00 BST
Many people from the north-east of India now live in big cities like Delhi.
This ethnically and culturally distinct group have often found themselves the victims of racism and hate crime.
Nido Taniam, a 20-year-old man, died after a brawl with a group of strangers who mocked his appearance.
BBC News spent the day with one young student to find out what life is like for north-easterners living in Delhi and the surrounding region.
Video journalist: Christian Parkinson