A Sikh business executive visiting the United Kingdom has spoken of his shock after his turban was ripped before being told: “Muslim go back”.
Ravneeta Singh, a project manager for an environmental firm based in India, was waiting near London’s Portculis House on Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked.
He had been visiting the Labour MP Tanmanjeet Dhesi at the time.
Portculis House is located across the street from the British House of Parliament and houses the offices of numerous MP’s and their staff.
The building has a massive police presence in and around it.
He told the Independent: ““He was pulling at my turban strongly. It half moved and I grabbed it. Before he could do anything else I shouted at him and he ran.
“He made a racist comment in another language that I didn’t recognise. He was a white man, but he didn’t sound English. He said something like “Muslim go home”.
London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed on Thursday that enquiries are continuing and said no arrests had been made.