It’s been little over a month when reports of racial attack on students of African-origin in Delhi-NCR made international headlines. Now, a video of two African women being shouted down by a group of men in Delhi metro is making rounds on social media. In the video, the men were demanding that the women be deboarded. The men could be heard shouting ‘bahar nikalo inhe, bahar nikkalo” ( throw them out), while the women could be seen shouting back, “You want to fight? Let’s fight”.
As the scuffle ensued, one African woman took off her shirt and challenged a man that she was ready to fight with him. The passengers were heard saying, “us ladke ki koi galti nahi hai (the man is not at fault).”
The exact reason behind the brawl was unclear, however, a news report said the argument started after a man refused to give them seat that was meant for elderly citizens and differently-abled people. The women still demanded the seat, later the person gave them the seat. However, after they sat, a group of passengers started abusing them which aggravated the situation. The incident took place on Yellow line when the metro started moving from Green park. Metro authorities have not reacted to the incident. It is till unclear when the incident took place. It was uploaded on Youtube on May 3.
In April, African students were attacked in Greater Noida after rumours that they indulge in cannibalism started doing rounds in the locality.