New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma has been a vocal critic of racism practices in India. On several instances the actress has come forward to raise voice against racism with various groups of people in the country.

Now the Bollywood A-lister has again stepped forward and raised her voice against the several incidents of racism with the people of north-eastern states which surfaced during the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The Sultan actor recently took to Twitter to express her anger and said that those who are indulging in these evil practices should be caught on priority and should also get stern punishment for their act.

Anushka’s reaction came on the incident, when a biker in Mumbai spitted on a Manipuri woman, while she was walking with her friend at Geeta Vihar Junction. Reacting to the news story, Anushka said, “Racism and Hatred needs to be met with strictest punishment! A few miscreants cannot create divide among Indians.”

An unidentified biker spat on a Manipuri woman in Santacruz in Mumbai on Monday while she was walking on a road, police said. The incident occurred when the 25-year-old woman was walking with her friend from Geeta Vihar Junction towards the Military Camp in Kalina where essential goods were being distributed.

In her FIR, the woman stated that the biker removed his mask and spat on her before fleeing. "Such act could expose me to coronavirus infection. In the heat of the moment, I could not note down the registration number of the bike," a Vakola Police official said quoting the woman's complaint, as reported by news agency PTI.

Another incident of racism was highlighted by actor Meiyang Chang, who is an Indian by birth but have Chinese descendant, where he spoke the verbal abuse he receive near his house in Mumbai.

“I go for a jog every day near my house in Mumbai. The other day, two guys sped past me on a bike, screaming ‘corona’ and laughing. I wanted to scream back and hurl the choicest of gaalis, but I didn’t see any point in it,” he told Times of India in an interview.

“How do you punish people for their stupidity or ignorance? Over the years, I have become used to these comments and yes, they are hurtful. I try to move on and be optimistic, but it does affect you,” he added.

Posted By: Talib Khan