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Indian-Origin BBC Reporter Faces Racist slurs In UK

Indian Origin BBC Reporter Faces Racist slurs In UK pardesi news 1467368717

An Indian-origin BBC reporter faced racist maltreatment on the streets of her hometown in southern England, incidentally she was reporting on UK BREXIT verdict.

After the BREXIT decision, an unfortunate incident has happened with an Indian-origin BBC reporter, she faced a racist abuse in UK.

Sima Kotecha was reporting on the aftermath of the June 23 referendum from the town of Basingstoke when she heard someone saying “Paki”, a racist term used for South Asian origin migrants in the UK. Well this could be easily ignored but looking at the current situation in Europe and UK, it cannot be done, as the reporter suggested that she has never heard this term since 80’s and additionally when is living in her hometown.

According to the UK's National Police Chiefs' Council, “The decision to leave the European Union (EU) has led to an estimated 57% increase in reported racist incidents between Thursday and Sunday, compared with the same days four weeks earlier”.

Outgoing British PM David Cameron had condemned the rise in such attacks in his address to Parliament. "Let's remember these people have come here and made a wonderful contribution to our country. We will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks, they must be stamped out," he said.

Meanwhile the police in the region are also investigating others attacks probably post BREXIT effect, like the attack on a Muslim butcher shop, which left the owner injured. 

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