Gurugram Police Asked Manipuri Victim of Racial Attack to 'Compromise': NHRC

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published Published on May 18, 2020   modified Modified on May 18, 2020

-TheWire.in

The woman was reportedly referred to as 'corona' and physically assaulted.

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of reports which said a woman from the Northeast was called ‘corona’, subjected to racial abuse and brutally attacked in Faizapur, Gurugram while she was passing through a locality, the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary of Haryana and the police commissioner of Gurugram.

The Commission said reports noted that a 20-year-old woman hailing from Manipur was subjected to racial discrimination and attacked last week. It also referred to alleged lapses on the part of the police in dealing with the matter.

The human rights panel said while the woman was eventually saved by some people, “the police officials who reached the spot asked the victim to compromise.”

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TheWire.in, 18 May, 2020, https://thewire.in/rights/gurugram-racism-coronavirus-northeast-nhrc


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