Asian people of all types are being attacked physically and verbally by bigots and racists looking to blame them for the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest case of hate crime comes from North Campus, Delhi where a 20-something Indian woman from Manipuri was going to get groceries when she was accosted.
According to IndiaToday, a man riding a 2-wheeler of some kind (moped, scooter, motorcycle) pulled up on the woman and spit on her calling her “Corona” as he fled the scene.
Lawyer and social activist Alana Golmei posted photos from the assault on Twitter.
A complaint has been filed against the man by the Delhi Police under Section 509 (outraging modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too condemned the incident. “Am shocked to read this. Delhi Police must find the culprit and take strict action. We need to be united as a nation, especially in our fight against Covid-19,” he wrote on Twitter.
Sadly, these types of incidents are flaring up all across the globe with just about every continent facing viral outbreak.
Bollywood singer and former Indian Idol contestant Meiyang Chang took to Instagram to recount a racist incident he recently faced while walking in Mumbai.
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🅴🅳🅸🆃🅴🅳: ʜɪ, ɪ ʀᴇᴀʟɪꜱᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴘᴏꜱᴛ ʜᴀꜱ ʀᴇꜱᴏɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀ ʟᴏᴛ ᴏꜰ ʏᴏᴜ. ᴀ ᴄᴏɴᴠᴇʀꜱᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʜᴀꜱ ꜱᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ɪᴛ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ'ꜱ ɢᴏᴏᴅ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴍᴀʏ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴘᴏꜱᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴏᴘɪɴɪᴏɴꜱ ʜᴇʀᴇ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ɪ ᴘʟᴇᴀꜱᴇ ʀᴇQᴜᴇꜱᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛᴏ ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ɪᴛ ᴄᴏʀᴅɪᴀʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇꜰʀᴀɪɴ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴜꜱɪɴɢ ᴀʙᴜꜱɪᴠᴇ ᴏʀ ᴅɪꜱʀᴇꜱᴘᴇᴄᴛꜰᴜʟ ʟᴀɴɢᴜᴀɢᴇ (ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ'ꜱ ᴇxᴀᴄᴛʟʏ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ᴜᴘ ᴀɢᴀɪɴꜱᴛ)? ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ 🤗 . In times of crisis, some human beings devolve into the worst versions of themselves. Or may be that was them all along? . Thank you @mumbaigirl14 @timesofindia for taking this message far & wide, in light of the online & public #racism & discrimination against North-East Indians & the Indian-Chinese🙏🏼 And thank you everyone for your unstinting humanism & love since this article broke yesterday (or today, depending on which city you are in). I'm reading your messages and I'm so, so touched by your kind words. Let's stay united; in spirit & in philosophy. Now and always 🤗 . And to those stray trolls who are still spewing venom on my timeline; I say to you, as we would back in Bihar-Jharkhand: "भक साला, तुम तो हमारे प्यार के क़ाबिल भी नहीं हो बे! लेकिन, तुमको भी दीर्घायु भवः।" . Stay safe, stay healthy everyone ❤️
Knock it TF off, people. These people aren’t responsible for coronavirus anymore than ya momma is for the fact that you don’t brush your teeth properly at your big age.