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Sikh-American girl harassed on US train

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New York: A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here when a white man, mistaking her to be from the Middle East, allegedly shouted “go back to Lebanon” and “you don’t belong in this country”.

As per sources, Rajpreet Heir was boarding the subway train to attend a friend’s birthday party in Manhattan this month when the incident took place.

The white man told Heir he hoped she was sent “back to Lebanon” and using expletives said, “You don’t belong in this country,” before he left the subway.

Last month, Indian-origin woman Ekta Desai had posted a video online of an African-American man racially abusing her and calling her inappropriate names as she was traveling on a subway train.

Earlier this month, a 39-year-old Sikh man was shot while working on his car in his driveway in Washington state. The gunman reportedly told him to “go back to your own country” before pulling the trigger, as per sources.

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