UK: Indian-origin student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman
A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting, "Brexit, go back home," after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman.
Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst of racial abuse, according to Cambridge News.
Indian-student abused for defending hijab-clad woman in UK
Bigoted Briton made sexist remark against woman
Advani stood up to the man in a Cambridge hospital after the man told a female patient to "spread 'em" and "get your t*** out," when she bent over to put her bag down.
But he then said, "no not you, love" to a woman wearing a hijab.
Advani was told to "pipe down" before the man made the comment, "Brexit, go home."
Absolutely disgusted: Advani
"I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn't believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted. At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it," Advani said.
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Nobody present there stood by Advani
None of the other patients present there stood by Advani when he was confronting the Briton.
"I was very shocked that I was the only one that stood up and said, 'No, this is not right'. Even when I asked someone to call the police, everyone just sat there and I hoped people would stick up for something so wrong," he said.
No arrest has been made so far
After the incident, Advani, who also runs a charity for homeless people, walked out of the surgery and reported the abuse to police.
"Investigations continue. No arrests have been made," a police spokesman was quoted as per the report.
A surgery manager at the Cornford House Surgery, where the unfortunate scene took place wrote an apology letter to Advani.