A wave of reactions and counter-reactions flooded over the social media after Ankita Konwar tweeted on how the people from the Northeastern region are being often subjected to racism in mainland India.
The fitness enthusiast who tied knots with actor and supermodel Milind Soman three years back was quick to take a dig on a twitterati against her recent tweet on how Northeastern's face racism.
Ankita who hails from Guwahati wrote on July 27, "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. Speaking from my experience. #Hypocrites"
Ankita's tweet came just days after Manipur born Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics. Wightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the Silver medal after she had lifted 87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk category.
The argument over the social media steamed up when she was called 'Mrs Milind' to which she replied "I'm Ankita Konwar."
Konwar has been vocal on issues of racism and castism faced by people from Northeast. Earlier she wrote, "I have personally experienced these little "differences" that certain people or situations make you feel. But do we give in or keep fighting? I haven't given up the hope that one day, we will be accepted and loved exactly the way we are by our brothers and sisters."
Born in Guwahati, Ankita tied her nuptial knot with Milind Soman on April 22, 2018 in a lavish wedding at Alibaug. The couple had earlier hit the headlines for the age difference between the two as Milind, her husband is 26 years elder to her.