An Indian-origin girl has been racially abused by an African-American man at a train station in the US.
Ekta Desai, who lives in New York and a physical therapist by profession, recorded the incident that happened on February 23. The video has been uploaded on Facebook later that day and has gone viral with many people vehemently protesting to such behavior to a woman in a train station.
“This man was on the same PATH train as me along with 100 other passengers, I had my headphones on and was like any other day. Next thing I know he is yelling on my face (Did not bother to listen/react). Knowing it’s pointless I step away, next target alongside an Asian lady,” Desai wrote on Facebook.
But that didn’t stop the man. “Asian piece of s*** to I will f*** you all right here to get your f***ing ***es back to your country etc etc etc” (putting it in the best words here) he went on relentlessly!” she continued.
The video has been seen millions of times on Facebook since then. Desai, who is also available on Twitter, claimed that her fellow passengers hadn’t tried to stop the man from abusing her.
— Ekta Desai (@EktaDesai01) March 2, 2017
— Abhay Shinde(Abby) (@Iamabby13) March 1, 2017
Kundan Srivastava, a human rights activist who is in contact with Desai, demanded appropriate punishment for the harasser of the Indian-origin woman.
‘‘I urge the Government of USA, punish him for harassing and abusing a woman and also insulting our nation,’’ he wrote on Facebook.
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