Nightmare experiences of Indian immigrants in Belfast

Kunjamon Iochen arrived in Belfast eight years ago from the Indian state of Kerala with his wife and two sons.

He works in maintenance and his wife is a nurse.

They purchased a house and settled down to what they thought was going to be an idyllic life, but just weeks later their nightmare began.

“Every time we stepped out of the house we were racially abused, they would throw bricks at the house, scratch the car and then one time someone fired a pellet through the front window,” he said.

“The police said it was just anti-social behaviour, but it was racist, we were the only non-white family in the street and my house and my family was the only one that was being targeted so how can this be anti-social.”

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