Indian told to go back to his own country in New ZealandNRI News

March 07, 2017 05:01
Indian told to go back to his own country in New Zealand

Hate crimes and abusive comments have recently increased towards Indian communities not just in the United States, but also in New Zealand.

According to media reports, yesterday an Indian national was subjected to racist comments and was told to go back to his own country during a road rage incident in Auckland, New Zealand.

Narindervir Singh said that he was filming the incident from inside his vehicle, which took place last week.

"I gave him a space... that lady gave me the finger. He was driving that car [pointing to a white Holden] and now he's trying to threaten me, giving me bad names," Singh says in a video which was being streamed live onto Facebook.

When Singh said that he was going to upload the video live, the situation only got worse and he was abused, sworn and told to go back to his own country.

Singh said the abuser simply pulled over to let him pass. Reportedly the man also made derogatory remarks about Punjabi people.

"I don't know what to do; it really hurts my heart... The first thing in my mind was that he might hurt me with some weapon," Singh said.

Singh assumed it was all over, but when he parked his vehicle on a nearby side street, the abuser pulled up once again and continued the racist rant, including the n word.

In a similar incident, Indian-origin Bikramjit Singh, suffered similar abuse last week, as he left a Papatoetoe storage facility.

Who said a man claimed that he (Bikramjit Singh) was speeding yelled at him, saying: "Go back to your country - slow down! You know what the speed limit is here."

Bikramjit said that he was not speeding at all; he is a New Zealand citizen and has lived here for more than a decade.

The man who hurled abuse on Bikramjit apologized in an email, blaming alcohol that he had consumed earlier that day.

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