After Mirabai Chanu’s win at the ongoing Olympics, Ankita Konwar shared a long note on social media. Her note states that India is ‘invested with racism’ and people are ‘hypocrites’.
Weight lifter Mirabai Chanu who hails from North-East, Imphal has recently won Silver Medal for India at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar who also belongs to North-East has taken a dig at the people who discriminate North-East India citizens.
In a post shared on Instagram, Ankita Konwar wrote, “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.”
While sharing the post she captioned it with, “Every. Single. Time ! #hypocrites.” Take a look at her Instagram post here.
The statement of Ankita Konwar comes after a continuous rise in the cases of harassment of North Easterns in metro cities. A few days back, two North-Eastern girls were harrased at Hauz Khas village of New Delhi by a group of men. However, brave girls slammed them and made a video of them. As per the video, those men were asking her ‘Rate’ for night.
Ankita Konwar tied her knot with Milind Soman in the year 2018. They both have an age gap of 26 years because of which the couple faces huge backlash from the trollers at the time of their marriage.