Indiatoday.in spoke to Jwala Gutta about the racist acts in India amid the Covid-19 crisis and also asked the shuttler how she has been spending time during the current 21-day lockdown.

Educated lot is jogging on roads and blaming one community for spreading coronavirus: Jwala Gutta

Ace badminton player Jwala Gutta, who has represented India at the highest level in mixed and women’s doubles events, has condemned the recent acts of racism against the north-east people of the country during the time of coronavirus and also spoken about her personal encounter with racist abuses on social media platforms. Jwala Gutta, who hails from a mixed origin, was born to a Chinese mother and a Telugu father. Indiatoday.in spoke to Jwala Gutta about the racist acts in the country amid the Covid-19 crisis and also asked the shuttler how she has been spending time during the lockdown. Jwala Gutta: I saw on social media that some people spat on a North-eastern girl and that sort of disturbed me. Jwala Gutta (3rd from left) was born to a Telugu father and a Chinese mother (Reuters Photo) And now I think, we should stop tolerating it and the cyber policing should become more stringent and reprimand such people who are being communal and making racist comments. And just keeping myself busy, watching a lot of series and spending time with parents and washing utensils and just helping out. Jwala: I think it won't benefit players as you will only grow one year older. So when the news came out a lot of players were disappointed and I completely understand that because I have played two Olympics and I know the pressure. For sports news , updates, live scores and cricket fixtures , log on to indiatoday.in/sports .

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