New Delhi, March 23
Yet another racial attack occurred amidst the pandemic COVID-19 at the capital city of Delhi. At around 9.30 p.m. just after the “Janta curfew” ended, two Delhi University students went out of their PG to get some groceries when a man in his 40s on a white colored two wheeler drove by and spat paan from mouth on to the girls aiming for their faces.
This uncivilized incident took place near the University campus at Vijay Nagar, Single storey - North-West Delhi. The street was deserted because of the curfew and the man in question took this as an opportunity to carry forth his devious action.
A complaint has been raised to the Delhi Police right after the incident. Due to the affect of the pandemic spread of the disease, most hostellers and PG residents from the North-East has left for their respective hometown. This has made a rapid decline of the number of people from the region staying at the capital, making them more vulnerable to the discrimination.
Racial Discrimination against the North-eastern residents in the capital is no news. There have been cases where people have actually died because of such discrimination.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]