Amidst the scare of coronavirus that has been doing rounds due to all right reasons. Reports have surfaced that racist attacks, discrimination amidst the pandemic is also on the rise.
A male biker has been alleged of spitting on a girl hailing from Manipur in the city’s Kalina area on Monday.
Senior Police Inspector Kailash Awad of Vakola police station informed the media outlet Mirror Online that CCTV footage of the incident has been gathered by the police for investigation.
He says, “The incident took place in the Geeta Vihar locality of Kalina around 3 pm on Monday. The entire ordeal seems like it was a coincidence. The man, who was on a bike, happened to spit at the same time the woman was crossing the road to buy some essentials.
The police have further said that a case has been registered against the unidentified man under Section 270 of the Indian Penal Code.
A similar sort of narrative was again played around at Vijay Nagar, Delhi a few days ago when a middle-aged man spat on a Manipuri girl and called her ‘coronavirus’ before fleeing away on his scooter.
If anyone thought this is a common issue has been limited to commoners, people are wrong since famous singer Meiyang Chang has faced a similar ordeal.
Indian Idol fame Meiyang Chang had recently opened up about how he has been facing racist comments and remarks since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. He had said that while he was out for jogging, two men on bike screamed ‘corona’ and zoomed past him.
He even updated a post with a video along Instagram saying he is not a coronavirus.
On Tuesday, he even shared a video on his Instagram handle, addressing the “casual racism” that people belonging to the North East or those of Chinese descent have been facing, especially when the COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc in the country.