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Ankita Konwar snaps at ‘hypocrites’ over racial slurs northeast Indians face, says ‘we’re called ‘Chinese or Corona’

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Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 28

Fitness enthusiast and Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar has hit out at “hypocrites” for celebrating a northeasterner’s victory when they win medals for India.


Konwar hails from Assam.

She talked about how racist a certain section of the society is, and adds that she says this “from her own experience”.

The 29-year-old shared the incident on Instagram.

See Konwar’s post here:

“If you’re from Northeast India, you can become an Indian ONLY when you win a medal for the country. Otherwise we are known as ‘Chinky’ ‘Chinese’ ‘Nepali’ or a new addition ‘Corona’. India is not just infested with casteism but racism too. Speaking from my experience. #Hypocrites (sic),” the 29-year-old wrote.

This reaction comes days after weightlifter Chanu Saikhom Mirabai—a native of Manipur—won a historic silver medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

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