Indian-origin Cambridge University student racially abused in UK for defending hijab-clad woman

london, Jun 12: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the United Kingdom has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the woman, only to be hit with an outburst of racial abuse, Cambridge News reported.
Advani stood up to the man in a Cambridge hospital after a female patient bent over to put her bag down only to be told to “spread ’em” and “get your t*** out”. But he was then heard saying “no not you, love” to a woman wearing a hijab.
The shocking footage shows Advani being told to “pipe down”, before going on to make the comment ‘Brexit, go home’ and after that he walked out of the surgery and reported the abuse to police, it said.
“I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn’t believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted. At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it,” Advani said.
“Any reasonable human in that situation would have accepted his wrong but he became unnecessarily aggressive to me,” Advani, who in the past has run charity for homeless people, said.
The student was also once homeless, completely turned his life around and now studying at Cambridge, the report said. He says his experiences have taught him to always stand up for what is right. (Agencies)