New Delhi: Actor-model Milind Soman’s Assamese wife Ankita Konwar questioned the hypocrisy of Indian’s from the mainland towards individuals belonging to the North-east a part of the country. Ankita in a submit on Instagram reacted to Mirabai Chanu’s win at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Mirabai, who hails from the North-eastern state of Manipur, made India proud by bagging a silver medal in the ladies’s 49 kg weightlifting class.
“If you’re from Northeast India, you can turn into an Indian ONLY when you win a medal for the country. Otherwise we are referred to as “chinky” “Chinese” “Nepali” or a new addition “corona”. India isn’t just infested with casteism however racism too. Speaking from my expertise,” poste the 29 years outdated on her Instagram.
“Every. Single. Time ! .#hypocrites,” the health fanatic captioned her submit.
Many individuals who comply with Ankita and are from the North-eastern area of the country, resonated along with her expertise.
“Totally agree, thanks for sharing this a lot wanted submit as your voice might be simply heard. I too am labelled and remains to be referred to as names or previous feedback being from northeast, no matter protitu jonom t ahomiya hoi janmo luwar akha,” wrote one person, whereas one other wrote, “Absolutely Ma’am even I’m an Assamese know this issues very properly”.
Several incidents of discrimination and racism confronted by Northeastern individuals in mainland India have been reported. They are now even teased as ‘corona’, attributable to the origin of the COVID-19 virus in China.