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Rickesh Advani, Cambridge University student abused for defending hijab-clad woman in UK

Rickesh Advani, Cambridge University student abused for defending hijab-clad woman in UK

London: A political science student at Cambridge University in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said.

The 28-year-old Indian-origin Rickesh Advani, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst of racial abuse, Cambridge News reported. Advani stood up to the man in a Cambridge hospital after a female patient bent over to put her bag down only to be told to “spread ’em” and to “get your t*** out.”

But he was then heard saying “no not you, love” to a woman wearing a hijab. The shocking footage shows Advani being told to “pipe down”, before going on to make the comment ‘Brexit, go home’ and after that he walked out the surgery and reported the abuse to police, it said.

“I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn’t believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted. At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it,” Advani said.

“Any reasonable human in that situation would have accepted his wrong but he became unnecessarily aggressive to me,” Advani, who also runs a charity for homeless people, said.

None of the other patients in the surgery stood by him when he confronted the racist and sexist comments and Advani says he is disappointed by how they reacted.

Siasat Web Team