An Indian in New Zealand was assaulted, subjected to a racist tirade & said to go back to his own country while a road rage conflict in Auckland, a media report stated on Monday.
Narindervir Singh told he was recording from inside his vehicle during the incident occurred on a weekday last week.
“I gave him space… that lady gave me the finger. He was driving that car [pointing to a white Holden], & now he’s trying to threaten me, giving me bad names,” Singh says in a video which was being streamed live on Facebook.
After Singh had notified the driver that he’s uploading the video live on Facebook, the situation increased, & Singh was abused, sworn at & said to go back to his own country.
The abuser, who is seen in the video wearing a gray Everlast t-shirt, was tailgating according to Singh, who tells he simply pulled over to let him pass. The guy also made derogatory comments about Punjabi people, Newshub reported.
As Singh drove off, the abuser showed himself.
“It really shocked me and after he [left], I was really shaken,” Newshub quoted Singh as saying.
“I don’t know what to do, it really hurts my heart…The first thing in my mind was that he might hurt me with some weapon.”
When Singh moved, he thought it was all ended. But while he parked on a nearby street, he tells the white Holden pulled up once again & the racist rant, including the n-word, continued.
Another person, Bikramjit Singh, experienced related abuse latest week as he gave a Papatoetoe storage facility.
A man who claimed Bikramjit was speeding yelled at him, saying: “Go back to your country — slow down! You know what the speed limit is here.” Bikramjit states he wasn’t speeding, is a New Zealand citizen & has lived here for more than a decade.
The man who hurled abuse, in that situation, concluded up apologizing in an email, blaming two alcohol beverages he’d consumed earlier that day.
But those who work beside migrants say such differentiation does seem to be rising. “We are seeing it much more openly which is a very serious concern,” told Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers Association. “I think societies are becoming more and more intolerant, especially since (Donald) Trump was elected President of the US.”
Both men have registered charges with the police.
Singh streamed the video live on Facebook on 2 March.