Mizo blogger stands up against racist Mumbai cop

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Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 15:45 [IST]
 
Mizo blogger fights racism in Mumbai

Mumbai, April 2: He is a blogger and expresses himself without any fear. When he faced racism in Mumbai, he stood up and wrote about his experience in his blog.

Meet student and blogger Kima, who is a native of Mizoram, but currently stays in Mumbai.

The Mizo blogger faced racist slur from a Mumbai cop and that made him write against it in his blog. The incident happened on March 24, when Kima, who works with a gaming startup was enjoying street snacks with his friends.

A police van drove past them and one of the cops from inside the vehicle made some racist comments against Kima and his friend.

"I was talking with a friend when that happened, and all I could hear were the words 'Nepali' and 'Kathmandu', Kima narrated on his blog mizohican.blogspot.in.

Kima in his blog mentioned the licence plate of the police van.

The Mumbai police took note of Kima's blog and decided to take action against the erring cop. Taking serious note of the issue Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sadanand Date started an enquiry into the matter and gave its responsibility to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone II), Nisar Tamboli.

"The issue was brought to the attention of joint commissioner of police for law and order and he has asked me to enquire into the matter. We are proceeding in the positive direction and should be reaching a conclusion soon," said Tamboli. Sources in the police confirmed that the constable has been identified and action will be taken against him.

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