South Korean police warned over racial slur against Indian Student.
Seoul, July 14
South Korea’s human rights watchdog called today for a policeman to be officially warned for racial discrimination against an Indian researcher.
The National Human Rights Commission said in a statement it had also ordered that all staff at Bucheon police station in Seoul’s western suburbs receive a lecture on human dignity.
A South Korean woman filed a complaint with the commission in August last year. She claimed the policeman mistreated the 29-year-old Indian, Bonojit Hussain, while questioning them about an earlier racial abuse case.
A South Korean man shouted racial slurs against them on a bus, calling Hussain “dirty and smelly” and asking her: “How do you feel about dating a dark-skinned foreign bastard?” The man was later convicted of using racial slurs and ordered to pay fine. — AFP
I WONDER IS SOUTH KOREA SETTING AN EXAMPLE IN ENLIGHTENMENT OR JUST BEING POLITE AS THEY TRADITIONALLY ARE.