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In an apparent racist attack outside the UK parliament, an Indian Sikh man's religious headgear worn by Sikh community, popularly known as turban was ripped by a white man, as per the media reports.
The assault took place yesterday when Ravneet Singh, 37, from Punjab in India was waiting to enter the Portcullis House.
"I was in the queue outside Portcullis House, part of the British Parliamentary Estate, to meet Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and this guy ran up to us. Just before we got to the entrance he came up to me and attacked me by pulling my turban strongly. After he removed the half of it I grabbed it tightly and started shouted on him than after he ran,” he was quoted as saying by The Independent.
Singh said he was waiting in the queue when the man, who was shouted "Muslim go back", approached him and attempted to remove his turban.
Singh said 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'," he added.
Labour MP Dhesi, who was to host Singh, expressed "disgust" at the incident and sought action against the culprit.
"Disgusted to discover today that someone filled with hatred tried to pull off the turban of one of my guests standing in line outside @UKParliament. I hope the @metpoliceuk /authorities will take urgent action," Dhesi tweeted.
No arrest has been made so far, with the police probing the case.
(With agency inputs)