Manipuri woman abused: Is B'lore still unsafe for NE people?

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Bangalore, Dec 7: It seems the ghost of racial prejudice has not spared Bangalore even after months since the city had witnessed a massive exodus of north-eastern people following a rumour over a probable racial attack. They had come back to the city after the authorities tried hard to allay the fears but the scar was permanent. On Thursday, a noted theatre personality from Manipur was allegedly heckled by a crowd in the city, which tells that all is not well still.

The woman, who has filed two FIRs, said the crowd hurled lewd and racist comments and also abused her. To add to the shocker, she said the policeman who she had turned to for help allegedly shouted back at her.

The victim has filed FIRs against a motorcycle-rider who hit her car and also against people who allegedly assaulted, sexually intimidated and harassed her, including the traffic constable. The incident reportedly took place after the motorbike hit her car.

The shocking incident comes amidst several incidents of sexual harassment that are being reported from across the nation. Earlier this week, a policeman was shot dead in Amritsar after he allegedly tried to protect his daughter from molesters while a 19-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Mumbai after he protested against some minor boys for harassing a woman.

Also recently, global HR consultancy Mercer ranked Bangalore as the best Indian city to live in. But do incidents like racial abuse make it a worthy tag?

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