We're called 'Chinky' or 'Corona': Ankita Konwar says people from the North-East become Indian only after medal

01:14 PM Jul 27, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Milind Soman's wife Ankita Konwar recently took to social media and talked about racism in India.

She also slammed 'hypocrites' who celebrate a northeasterner's victory when they represent Indian and win medals, but otherwise subject them to racism and harassment.


Ankita, who hails from Assam, has also called out people discriminating against North-East Indians.


"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'," she wrote.

"India is not just infested with casteism but racism too. Speaking from my experience. #Hypocrites," she added.

India has won a silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020 in weightlifting, all thanks to Mirabai Chanu, who hails from North-East India's Manipur.

Not the one to shy away, Ankita often speaks her mind on social media platforms. A couple of weeks back, Ankita she made headlines after she gave a befitting reply to a netizen who questioned her about having kids and also addressed the age gap between her and Milind.

A user had asked, "How did you tackle/ manage this Indian stereotype of 'Don't marry an older man'?" Ankita responded, "Anything that's not common in a society, people usually like to talk about it. And it's not just limited to India. We as a species, have a tendency to get weird about the unknown, the unexplored AKA fear."

Replying to a user asking her about having kids. "It has been years of your marriage, what do you think about family planning?" the user asked. To this, Ankita’s epic response was, "We are a planned family."

Milind and Ankita had tied the knot in Alibaug on April 22, 2018. The private ceremony was attended by the couple's close family and friends. They once again exchanged wedding vows in Spain in a barefoot wedding in July 2018.

Milind Soman's wife, Ankita Konwar has an epic reply to fan who asked her about having kids

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