Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has gripped the world, cases of racism and discrimination have come to light.
The Delhi police registered a case under section 509 of the India Penal Code (IPC) against a man who allegedly spat on a Manipuri girl and called her “corona”. The incident happened on March 22nd, 2020, night at Vijaya Nagar, Delhi.
According to a Twitter user Akhu Chingangbham, the girl was spat on by a middle-aged man before fleeing on his white scooty.
People from Northeastern states of India, who are staying in Delhi, have alleged that they were being racially targeted after the outbreak of coronavirus. On March 3rd, 2020, two students from the Northeast were attacked by six men near Delhi University’s campus and called coronavirus.
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