Sunday, 19 August 2018

Indian-origin student racially abused in UK

LONDON: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said.

Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst of racial abuse, Cambridge News reported.

Advani stood up to the man in a Cambridge hospital after a female patient bent over to put her bag down only to be told to “spread ‘em” and to “get your t*** out.”

But he was then heard saying “no not you, love” to a woman wearing a hijab.

The shocking footage shows Advani being told to “pipe down”, before going on to make the comment ‘Brexit, go home’ and after that he walked out the surgery and reported the abuse to police, it said.

“I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn’t believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted. At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it,” Advani said.

“Any reasonable human in that situation would have accepted his wrong but he became unnecessarily aggressive to me,” Advani, who also runs a charity for homeless people, said.

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