Ankita Konwar, fitness enthusiast and wife to actor Milind Soman, recently took to Twitter to bring attention to the unjust attitude towards the people of North Eastern states that still prevails in our country. This came after India celebrated Manipur’s Mirabai Chanu for bringing in a silver medal for weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics. 

“If you’re from Northeast India, you can become an Indian ONLY when you win a medal for the country. Otherwise we are known as “chinky” “Chinese” “Nepali” or a new addition “corona”. India is not just infested with casteism but racism too.” Being of Assamese decent, she confirmed she spoke from experience. She finished the tweet with “#Hypocrites.” 

She posted a screenshot of the same on her Instagram, too. 

 

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People were not happy about her opinions. 

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Certain Twitter users were of the opinion that she is either exaggerating or going back in time, often claiming she is saying what she is saying for the sake of attention. 

Many would tell her that the people being called victims are no better, often indulging in the same behaviours. 

What one might find ironic, however, is to nullify her authority in the casteism claims, this particular Twitter user resorted to sexism.

And this was her response;

Nothing short of iconic. 

Although there was a trend of hate and belittling, many, especially her fellow north-easterners, agreed with her message. 


She has responded to some other replies, too. Konwar is not one to back away from a fight. 

She posted this video a few hours later captioned “Your disagreement to my lived experience is not going to change the truth. If it makes you uncomfortable look the other way like you always have been,” with very on-the-nose audio. 

 

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She addresses feeling like many turn away from this conversation because it makes them uncomfortable. 

Milind and Konwar got married back in 2018, in the city of Mumbai. In April, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

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