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A group of South Asian grandmothers and kids targeted with racist slurs at a Surrey Park and had garbage thrown at them, South Asian politicians want action

Darpan News Desk Twitter, 02 Aug, 2021 08:17 PM
  • A group of South Asian grandmothers and kids targeted with racist slurs at a Surrey Park and had garbage thrown at them, South Asian politicians want action

A group of South Asian grandmothers were targeted with racist insults at Aspen park on July 28 in Surrey by a Caucasian couple. 

Apart from having racist remarks hurled at them garbage was also thrown at them and at the kids at the park. 

Sahiba Sangha decided to look into the incident further when her grandmother came home and she realized something was not right.

She got hold of the video where the incident was caught on tape and posted it to social media. 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Sahiba Kaur Sangha•SahibaSays (@sahibasays_)

According to Sangha when Surrey RCMP responded to the siutation the grandmothers who were targeted couldn't explain in English what had happened as they can only speak Punjabi. Sangha also said the grandchildren were not heard by the police when they tried to explain what happened with and a neighbour who stopped by to translate was neglected by the police. Sangha is wondering if the Mounties have done enought due diligence in relation to the matter.

There has been no comment from the Surrey RCMP. South Asian politicians have expressed their anger in regards to the race related incident. MP Sukh Dhaliwal, Rachna Singh, Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan all showed their concern via a Twitter post.

A Rally against Anti-Asian Racism will be held Tuesday at 7pm in Aspen Park as a show of solidarity from the community to put an end to such hate filled incidents. The rally is organized by the Stand with Asians Coalition and the South Asian community at large.

Photo courtesy of City of Surrey, Video courtesy of Instagram.

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