Racial Abuse

  • If you saw someone being abused, will you help? Indian public reaction to racial abuse of a student from the North-East caught on hidden camera April 19, 2014

    Cases of racial abuse in India have picked up in the last few years. People from the north-eastern states have found themselves ridiculed and harassed in public just because they look different. They have been subject to atrocious words describing their features. Although using some of these words is punishable...
  • Did Sushma Swaraj just insult an entire community inadvertently with her 'flat nose' racial slur? February 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Sushma Swaraj inadvertently insulted people from India's North East when she spiritedly defended them in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with an inexcusable racial slur. Swaraj who rose to speak about the death of Nido Taniam, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh, who was beaten to death in Delhi...
  • Australia: Couple sentenced to 9 months for racially abusing Sikh taxi driver July 17, 2013

    Melbourne: A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racially motivated attack in which a Sikh taxi driver's turban was ripped off. Angeline Kim Sollitt, 44, and Michael John Arbouin, 40, were handed down the ninemonth prisonterm for the "unprovoked" and "malicious"...
  • Bangalore: Two arrested for assaulting African national, police denies racial abuse July 17, 2013

    Bangalore: An Ivory Coast national working with a citybased IT firm has been injured after being assaulted in a brawl over rash driving in Bangalore, police said on Tuesday. Two persons were arrested in connection with the assault on Wandoh Timothi aged around 40 near Agara main road while on his...
  • Indian restaurant owner beaten up in Australia June 11, 2013

    Melbourne: In an apparent racist attack, an Indian restaurant owner was beaten up and verbally abused by a group of teenagers in Australia's Ballarat near Melbourne. 22yearold Himanshu Goyal was bashed up and verbally abused while closing his Bridge Mall eatery about 9.30 pm (local time) on Friday when eight...
  • FA approves minimum fivematch ban for racial abuse May 17, 2013

    London: Racist and homophobic abuse by players in England will carry a minimum fivematch ban from next season. The Football Association says the sanction will be the entrylevel punishment for the least serious discriminatory offenses, with longer bans possible. The FA Council agreed on Thursday to the sanctions first reported by...
  • Football needs a black Mourinho, says Milan's Boateng March 22, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led a walk-off in a club friendly in January after being racially abused, believes the game needs to be more multi-cultural. The Ghanaian player has since decided his protest in the match against Italian fourth-tier side Pro Patria was not the right thing...
  • England players attacked after U21 match October 17, 2012

    Belgrade: England players and officials were attacked by their Serbian opponents and racially abused by home fans moments after a 10 win over Serbia in a European Under21 playoff on Tuesday. England, leading 10 from the first leg, scored with the last kick of the second leg in Krusevac in...
  • Chelsea call for racial abuse investigation September 21, 2012

    London: Chelsea have asked police to investigate racist abuse directed at midfielder John Obi Mikel, while black Tottenham players were apparently taunted during a Europa League match. Racist tweets were sent to Mikel after the Nigeria international's mistake in Wednesday's Champions League opener against Juventus led to Chelsea conceding an equalizer. Chelsea...
  • Indianorigin postman racially abused in UK August 1, 2012

    London: An Indianorigin postman has received a hefty 100,000 pounds payout after he exposed "endemic racism" at his UK office, where Asian workers were labelled "cockroaches" and "vermin". Abdul Musa blew the whistle on problems at the Canterbury Street sorting office where he worked in Blackburn, Lancashire between 2006 and 2007. On...
  • Terry racial row has not seen its completion July 14, 2012

    London: Being acquitted by a court of racial abuse might not be the end of the matter for Chelsea captain John Terry. The English Football Association now has to conclude its own investigation and decide whether to charge Terry over his confrontation with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, which led...
  • John Terry's racial slur trial begins in London July 9, 2012

    London: The racism trial of John Terry began Monday with prosecutors claiming the Chelsea captain acknowledges using offensive language as a "sarcastic exclamation." The England defender came face to face in court with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, whom he is accused of racially abusing during a Premier League match...
  • Suarez reopens racism row by criticising FA May 26, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has criticised the FA for the eightmatch ban he was given after racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. The 25yearold was found guilty of racially abusing Evra last October by an independent panel appointed by the FA, and was subsequently handed an eightgame ban, but...
  • Liverpool sponsors disappointed by Suarez affair February 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool's biggest sponsors criticized the club on Monday for their conduct during the fractious Premier League match against Manchester United that was marred by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. The image of one of England's most successful teams took another battering on Saturday when Suarez snubbed...
  • Suarez apologizes for snubbing Evra handshake February 13, 2012

    London: Luis Suarez apologized on Sunday for snubbing Patrice Evra in a prematch handshake as Liverpool publicly condemned the striker for the first time in a longrunning racism row that has tarnished the name of one of England's biggest clubs. The Uruguay international was widely criticized for failing to shake Evra's...
  • 'Lost respect' for Suarez, says Ferdinand February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has "lost respect" for Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra prior to Manchester United's 21 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. Saturday's encounter between the two sides saw Suarez start for the first time since returning from an...
  • Dalglish defends Suarez after handshake snub February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish claimed he was unaware that Luis Suarez had refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand before their defeat at Old Trafford, and insisted the Uruguayan was not to blame for a tense match on Saturday. Suarez, who was given an eightmatch ban earlier in...
  • 'Suarez should never play for Liverpool again' February 11, 2012

    London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has slammed Luis Suarez, saying he should never play for Liverpool again after refusing to shake the hand of Patrice Evra before Saturday's Premier League match between the fierce rivals. Wayne Rooney scored twice, before a late consolation from Suarez, as Manchester United beat Liverpool...
  • Watch: Suarez refuses to shake hands with Evra February 12, 2012

    Manchester: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez refused to shake Manchester United defender Patrice Evra's hand, when the two were involved in an angry confrontation on Saturday during a prematch handshake in the players' first meeting since the Liverpool forward was banned for racially abusing the France international. Evra extended his hand to...
  • Indian tenants racially abused in US, suit filed July 17, 2010

    Washington: The US Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the owner and management of an apartment complex at Renton in Washington State for racial discrimination against Indians who were treated less favourably than other tenants and even told to "go back" to India. The lawsuit seeking monetary damages and an...
  • Living it up: Surviving labels and more August 29, 2009

    This week on Living It Up, a woman survived sexual and racial abuse in just a matter of hours after moving to Gurgaon. Also, Megha Mamgain is persistent in her pursuit to lose those last five kgs. ...
  • Tourists in Goa suffer like Indians in Oz: Russia June 3, 2009

    Panaji: Russian Consul General Alexander Mantytsky has drawn a parallel between the attacks on Russian tourists in Goa and the racial attacks on students of Indian origin in Australia. Mantytsky told reporters here on Tuesday that it was his duty to protect the rights of Russian citizens in India just as...
  • London cop cries foul, accuses bosses of racial bias August 29, 2008

    London: A top ranking British police officer of Indian origin, Tarique Ghaffur has charged his boss, the Metropolitan police chief of racial, religious and age discrimination. This high profile case may have a longerterm impact on ethnic minorities within the British police. One of Britain's top ranking Asian police officers,Assistant Commissioner...
  • Malaysia: Indians demand apology in racial slur case August 6, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur An incident in Malaysia highlights that racism is rampant and thriving across the globe. Only when cases like the secondary school teacher in Malaysia hurling racial slurs at her Indian students are highlighted, do institutions give kneejerk reactions. The school that employed the allegedly racist teacher claims that she...
  • Bhajji says he's mentally tougher than Aussies March 6, 2008

    Brisbane: A confidence personified Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday said he was "mentally tough" than the Australian team and that all the controversies, which surrounded him during the illtempered tour, made him "strong". "I was mentally too tough for the Australians," Harbhajan told The Daily Telegraph before leaving for India. The Indian offspinner...
  • Aussies unhappy with Harbhajan verdict January 31, 2008

    Melbourne: Even as the two teams prepare for their on field battle on Friday, the Australian camp is finding it difficult to come to terms with matters off the field. An International Cricket Council bungle meant Harbhajan Singh was just fined 50 per cent of his match fee and the Australians...
  • Indian players asked to behave after Harbhajan row January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told its players in Australia to behave themselves after the row involving spinner Harbhajan Singh overshadowed an exciting Test series, its secretary Niranjan Shah said on Thursday. "We have already asked the players, given them instructions not to get...
  • Aussie Prime Minister wants more civility in cricket January 30, 2008

    Melbourne: As the controversial Sydney Test row comes to an end, Australian Prime minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday urged his cricket team to be careful about their onfield behaviour. "It's great if we could see in the future more and more opportunities for greater and greater civility to permeate the veins...
  • Harbhajan made racist remarks: Procter's report January 26, 2008

    Adelaide: International Cricket Council (ICC) Mike Procter's report has not cleared Harbhajan Singh of the racial abuse charge. Procter's report was leaked to the media on Saturday and relies entirely on the Australian players' version of the incident. The report holds Harbhajan guilty of making racist remarks against Andrew Symonds during the...
  • India will not take it 'lying down' from Aussies January 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag is back in the form with the bat after playing a blistering knock of 113 runs off just 78 balls against the Australian Capital Territorial Invitational XI in Canberra on Saturday. After getting back his confidence Sehwag batted for his teammate Harbhajan Singh who has been banned...