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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