Sikh Man’s Turban Pulled At Near UK Parliament in Racial Attack
Ravneet Singh said he was waiting in a queue when a man shouted “Muslim go back” and attempted to remove his turban.
A Sikh man's turban was ripped off by a white man in an apparent racist attack outside the UK parliament, according to a media report.
Ravneet Singh, 37, from Punjab, said he was waiting to enter the Portcullis House, part of the British Parliamentary Estate, to meet Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi when the assault took place on 21 February.
Singh said he was waiting in the queue when the man shouted "Muslim go back", approached him and attempted to remove his turban.
I was in the queue outside Portcullis House and this guy ran up to us. Just before we got to the entrance he came up to me and attacked me. He was pulling at my turban strongly. It half moved and I grabbed it. Before he could do anything else I shouted at him and he ran.Ravneet Singh to The Independent
Singh alleged that the man made a "racist comment" in another language that he did not recognise.
He was a white man, but he didn’t sound English. He said something like “Muslim go back”.Ravneet Singh
Labour MP Dhesi, who was to host Singh, expressed disgust at the incident and sought action against the culprit.
According to the report, the police have confirmed being alerted at 5.20 pm about the assault outside outside Portcullis House, the building adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, which is home to offices for MPs and their staff.
No arrest has been made so far, with the police probing the case.
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