Racism

  • Did Sushma Swaraj just insult an entire community inadvertently with her 'flat nose' racial slur? 05-02-2014 03:40 PM

    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...
  • Arunachal boy death: Minister Ninong Ering to meet Rahul, Kejriwal today 03-02-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Political pressure continues to mount in the Arunacahal Pradesh student death case. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Ninong Ering along with a group of students is slated to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. The group led by Ering will also be meeting Delhi...
  • Students from north-east demand anti-racism law for their safety 03-02-2014 10:59 AM

    The death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh in a brawl with shopkeeper in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area has enraged youngsters across the country. They now want the government to bring in an anti-racist law for their safety. ...
  • Arunachal boy death: Protests planned today, parties play blame game 01-02-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: It's politics as usual in Delhi. After the tragic death of a young Arunachal boy in the national capital, the parties are having a go at each other. "Where is the Delhi government?" Rajya Sabha MP and editor of the RSS Hindi weekly 'Panchajanya' Tarun Vijay asked. "No...
  • DCW threatens FIR against Somnath Bharti, Congress meets L-G 23-01-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has warned Law Minister Somnath Bharti to appear before it by Friday or an FIR may be registered against him. This even as Bharti continues to maintain that he hasn't received any summons from the DCW. The DCW claims that the second summons...
  • Somnath Bharti's raid a disservice to women's rights: Full text of women groups' letter to Arvind Kejriwal 22-01-2014 03:36 PM

    Women groups have written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Law Minister Somnath Bharti saying that the Khirki area incident is against the rights of all women in general. "Such targeting goes against the sense of security and human rights of all women in general, and of single and...
  • If Somnath Bharti is found guilty, party will take action: AAP 22-01-2014 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is continuing to defend its leader and Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. AAP spokesperson Ashutosh has alleged that politics is being played out against Bharti. He said the party won't take any action immediately. "If he is found guilty, then the party will take...
  • Teenaged gang attacked people of Indian appearance, court hears 02-01-2014 06:40 PM

    A teenaged boy, accused of attacking an Indian student in Australia last month, was part of a gang that targeted people of Indian appearance, a children's court heard Melbourne on Thursday. The boy, 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on New Year's Eve for the attack...
  • One arrested for attack on Indian student in Australia 31-12-2013 04:58 PM

    The Indian consulate in Melbourne is in touch with police and kin of an Indian student who was attacked and is in coma in a hospital. One suspect has been arrested. The Indian ministry of external affairs said on Tuesday in New Delhi that its consulate is in touch with...
  • Bob Dylan investigated in France for racist comments 05-12-2013 11:44 AM

    The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organisation alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement to racial hatred, Paris prosecutors said on Monday. In the interview, published in the magazine's September 27, 2012 edition, the singer...
  • Racial slur on Sikh model prompts Gap to respond in this awesome way 27-11-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Gap's recent advertisement, which was created with the sole idea to spread love during the holiday season, has been defaced with racist remarks in a New York City subway station. For those who came in late, Gap Inc.'s recent drive 'Make Love' features several multi-cultural figures in Gap...
  • Sepp Blatter condemns 'racist' Real Betis supporters 26-11-2013 07:35 PM

    Madrid: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned the Real Betis fans who apparently directed racist chants at their own player Paulao after he was sent off in Sunday's 4-0 derby defeat at Sevilla. A group of Betis fans were briefly shown on Spanish TV making what appeared to be monkey...
  • AC Milan to play behind closed doors over abusive chants 08-10-2013 04:47 PM

    Rome: Italy's soccer authorities have ordered AC Milan to play their next game behind closed doors and fined the club 50,000 euros following abusive chants by supporters against southern club Napoli. During Sunday's match against Juventus in Turin, hundreds of Milan supporters shouted "We are not Neapolitans", a chant the...
  • San Siro to be partially closed due to racism 17-09-2013 06:20 PM

    Milan: Inter Milan have been ordered by the Italian league to play their next home match with one end of San Siro closed as punishment for fan racism. A 1-1 draw between Inter and Juventus on Saturday was marred by Inter fans targeting two Juventus players with racist chants. It's...
  • Second-tier racist incident in German football triggers probe 20-08-2013 12:27 AM

    Berlin: Germany's soccer association (DFB) began an investigation on Monday after an Under-21 international was the target of alleged racist chants in a second-tier match over the weekend. "We can confirm an investigation has been launched regarding an incident in the game between 1860 Munich and Ingolstadt," DFB deputy general...
  • When a classmate spat on singer Mariah Carey 08-08-2013 04:23 PM

    New York: Singer Mariah Carey says a classmate had spat upon her in a racist attack during her childhood. The 43-year-old, whose mother, Patricia, is Irish and late father, Alfred, was of African-American and Venezuelan descent, experienced abuse for her bi-racial background when she was growing up in Long Island....
  • Italian footballer given 10-match ban for racism 07-08-2013 06:41 PM

    Rome: An Italian football player has been banned for 10 matches after racially abusing an opponent in the first use of new anti-discrimination rules. Gaetano Iannini, who plays for fifth-division Matera, was handed the lengthy suspension by the Italian football league on Wednesday for "directing an insult of racial discrimination...
  • UEFA punishes Dinamo Zagreb for fans' racist abuse 31-07-2013 12:27 AM

    Nyon, Switzerland: Dinamo Zagreb have been punished for fans' racist chants and must close one section of their stadium for a Champions League match on Tuesday. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also ordered the Croatian champions to pay a fine of 25,000 euros. The panel judged that Dinamo fans chanted...
  • Bangalore: Assaulted African national says no one came to help him 17-07-2013 08:35 AM

    Bangalore: The recent deadly assault on a Chad national from Africa in Bangalore is raising concerns among others living there. Wandow Timothi was allegedly attacked by over 12 men in what many are calling a racial incident. Taunted, chased and allegedly assaulted mercilessly by 12 people, Wandow Thimothi is now...
  • Australia: Muslim minister racially abused for taking oath on Quran 02-07-2013 01:55 PM

    Melbourne: Hours after Ed Husic became Australia's first ever Muslim minister, he was flooded with online racial abuse for taking oath of office on the Quran. 43-year-old Husic, was appointed as parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and parliamentary secretary for broadband on Monday. Husic, son of Bosnian migrants,...
  • FIFA approves stricter sanctions for racism 31-05-2013 06:17 PM

    Port Louis (Mauritius): Soccer teams face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted. FIFA approved sterner punishments at its annual congress Friday following recent problems in Italy and England. The new regulations say serious or repeat offenses by a club or its fans...
  • Italy coach Prandelli calls for zero tolerance to racism 21-05-2013 09:15 AM

    Florence: Italy must adopt a zero tolerance policy towards racism in football if they are to eradicate the problem from the sport, national team coach Cesare Prandelli said on Monday. A number of Italian clubs have been punished for racist incidents recently. "It is a serious problem, a problem that...
  • British Sikh ex-MP found pig's head outside his home 19-05-2013 06:42 PM

    London: One of Britain's prominent Sikh politicians, Parmjit Dhanda, has told a probe panel inquiring into racism during elections that a pig's severed head was left outside his home. The former Labour MP made the revelation to an all-party inquiry into electoral conduct in the UK, which is recording racist...
  • Referees not always aware of racist incidents, says Howard Webb 06-05-2013 11:47 PM

    Zurich: Referees are on the front line in the fight against racism but cannot always be expected to be aware of what is going on off the field, English referee Howard Webb said on Monday. Webb took part in the first meeting of FIFA's anti-racism task force and said that...
  • Juventus fined 30,000 euros for racist abuse 23-04-2013 02:40 PM

    Rome: Juventus have been fined 30,000 euro because a section of their fans were heard chanting racist abuse during Sunday's match against AC Milan. Some of the Bianconeri supporters were seen directing racial chants at AC Milan footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng during the Serie A clash, reports Xinhua. It is not...