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There has been a spate of attacks & prejudicial incidents amid the coronavirus epidemic, highlighting longstanding racism against those from the northeast.
In the midst of the 21-day lockdown, multiple cases of people from the Northeast being called ‘coronavirus’ and other racist slurs have emerged in the city.
By being prejudiced towards people because of how they look and where they come from, you are not just being a racist, but also a xenophobe and a bigot.
Several people from northeast India are facing racial attacks. A woman from Manipur was spat on and called 'corona' by a man in Delhi.
Health Minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana assured that the patient is fine and urged people not to panic after the state reported its first COVID-19 case.
People from Northeast have been targeted as panic over coronavirus, which emerged from China, increases amid the lockdown.
The Union Home Ministry's communication comes a day after a Manipuri woman alleged that an man spat on her and called her 'corona' in Vijay Nagar, New Delhi.
From Bollywood to everyday life, India does not fare well when it comes to racially discriminating people based on skin tone and features.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said the racial remarks are a consequences of cultural ignorance, prejudice & lack of understanding.