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Girl from Northeast Spat on in Mumbai, Says NCW as Cases of Racist Abuse Go up Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A worker sprays disinfectants at Jijamata Nagar in Worli, where several Covid-19 positive cases have emerged, during the nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

A worker sprays disinfectants at Jijamata Nagar in Worli, where several Covid-19 positive cases have emerged, during the nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

A miscreant allegedly spat on a girl from the northeast in the Kalina Market area in Mumbai and the NCW has referred to it as a case of racial discrimination amid coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Last Updated: April 6, 2020, 11:56 PM IST
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The National Commission for Women has taken suo motu cognisance of an incident where a miscreant allegedly spat on a girl from the northeast at Kalina Market area in Mumbai, calling it a case of racial discrimination amid coronavirus outbreak.

The NCW said it will look into the matter for appropriate action.

"Yet another case of racial discrimination amid #COVID19outbreak, a miscreant spat on a northeastern girl at Kalina Market area in Mumbai. NCW will look into this matter for appropriate action," the NCW said in a tweet.

The NCW tagged a Facebook post according to which a biker spat on the girl from the northeast.

In a similar case in March in Delhi, another woman was spat and called "corona". Delhi police had registered a case and arrested the accused in the matter.


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