There are varying social-economic consequences due to pandemic coronavirus, and now we are currently fighting another issue that is racism. Many cases have been registered on racism against the people of North-East India are being described in the frequent times. From facing harassment to being called “coronavirus”, victims of those cases have finally opened up in a brief of apartheid.
In the recent incident of racism in which a 27 years old ambulance driver harassed two Manipur women, telling them to return back to China.
The scene took place in Coimbatore near Saibaba Police Station. Both women of age 23 and 21 respectively who works as a beautician. The ambulance driver approached them when they were walking on Azhagesan Road.
He first called them ‘Sister’ then followed on and said ‘Go Carona’ and harass them to go back to China. Even though the women said they were from Manipur, he allegedly called them ‘Corona Spreaders’.
The Ambulance driver also abuses and tried to push them, one of the women stated.
“I tried to record the scene through my mobile and demand him to apologize. However, he declined,” she stated.
A police complaint is filed against the accused by the women. The Ambulance driver was arrested by the police and booked him under Section 4 of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act, Section 74 of Tamil Nadu City Police Act and Section 506 (criminal intimidation).
It is really upsetting to see one of our fellow citizens being blamed for such racial slurs. Much more awareness needs to initiated and harmful and immoral acts must be strictly monitored.