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.