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A train conductor in Wellington, New Zealand has been applauded by city’s mayor and New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission for standing up to a passenger who allegedly hurled abuse at a fellow passenger.
The alleged incident took place on a train after it had left the Wellington Railway station for Upper Hutt on Thursday evening.
The train came to a halt after the train conductor, identified as JJ, tried to stop the alleged offender from hurling abuse at another passenger who was talking to his wife in Hindi over the phone.
A young girl allegedly yelled at a fellow passenger and said, ‘go back to your country, don’t speak that language here’, according to an eye-witness who spoke to NZ Herald.
The train conductor saw this and asked the girl to get off the train, to which the girl allegedly replied she was getting off at the next stop.
‘No, you can get off at this one, I am not putting up with that nonsense,’ JJ purportedly said.
When the girl refused, the police was called in.
This article first appeared on www.sbs.com.au
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