Indians continue to be at the centre of a xenophobic wave that is disturbing the US. A day after a Sikh man was shot at in an apparent hate crime, a video stalking Indian families relaxing in a park, posted on an anti-immigration website, has escalated fear among the migrants.
The video, shot at Columbus in Ohio, shows children playing in a park and elderly people taking stroll while the person behind the camera calls the neighbourhood a ‘mini-Mumbai’. He then goes on to ask ‘what happened to all the American people who used to live there’.
“The Indian crowd has ravished the Midwest. It’s crazy. I ask this question -- what happened to all the American people that used to live in this middle, upper-middle class neighbourhood?
Where does all this money come from?” the man remarks as he walks through the park, secretly filming the video that has been uploaded on saveamericanitjobs.org. The video was reportedly posted with a document, that was later taken down, calling India a “hell hole”.
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“To think that there could be some weirdo filming my cousin’s kids as they’re playing at the park is just disturbing,” Indian origin Bhavin Bavalia told BuzzFeed News.
The rising intolerance towards immigrants also seems to be spreading across continents. An Indian was subjected to racist tirades in Auckland, New Zealand and was asked to leave the country, said media reports. “Societies are becoming more and more intolerant, especially since Trump was elected US President,” said Anu Kaloti a New Zealand-based activist.