New York — An Indian-origin girl was racially abused by a stranger in a New York train while she was on way to work. A video of the incident is now going viral on social media.
Ekta Desai, who stays in New York, posted a video on her Facebook profile that shows a man hurling racial slurs at her and another Asian woman on a train.
The video is now going viral on the social media.
“So this is something that happened while I was on my way from work today!! This man was on the same PATH train as me along with 100 other passengers, I had my headphones on and was like any other day. Next thing I know he is yelling on my face (Did not bother to listen/react). Knowing it’s pointless I step away, next target alongside an Asian lady!” Desai wrote.
“Asian piece of s*** to I will F*** you all right here to get your F***ing ^$$es back to your country etc etc etc” (putting it in the best words here) he went on relentlessly!” Desai said in Facebook post.
When Desai threatened to inform the police, the man repeatedly shouted at her to stop shooting his video and was quoted as saying that he did not touch anybody.
“I did not touch anybody. I just expressed what I feel. Freedom of speech,” the man was heard saying in the video.
“Not sure the cops found him or even took any action, though they showed up 15 mins after all this drama and he walked away with his friends!” she added.
The video was posted on Facebook on February 22 and within six days it got more than 49,000 views. It is being widely discussed after Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in Kansas in an apparent hate crime.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the killing of Kuchibhotla saying the country “stands united in condemning hate and evil”.