In Malaysia they give more privileges to local Malays second preference to Ethnic Chinese and last the Indians. Indians crib about being discriminated against.
In Assam they threw out people from the rest of india – biharis, bengalis, north indians etc. Huge violence followed by many deaths.
In Maharashtra there is a backlash against North Indians – with local Marathi’s demanding a more preferential treatment for Marathis and directly/indirectly asking the others to behave or to leave. All this spearheaded by the Shiv Sena
In Karnataka – the Kannada Rakshana Vedike vehemently opposes North Indians, Tamilians and people from other states. They demand that the local population of Kannadigas be given reservation and more preferential treatment and others should behave or leave.
All these are shades of ethnic tensions. Pretty frankly at times I feel the local population should have a preferential treatment and at times I feel that every body should have equal opportunities in all parts. Being a person who has lived in another city for many years now – I have seen both sides of the coin. It leaves a trail of confusion in your mind about what is right and what is wrong.