Letter in Hindi

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(Source: Daily Mail, May 4th, 2012)

A woman has branded her daughter’s school as racist after she was sent a letter in Hindi - despite the fact she speaks English. Mother-of-three Raheela Ahmed insists the only reason she was sent the letter was because of her Asian name.

She said: ‘I have been really offended. It is just insulting to send me a letter in another language. ‘I think it was in Hindi and they have just assumed because of my surname that I speak one of those languages. ‘You are trying to be racist towards me - this is how I felt when I got the letter.’

A qualified classroom assistant, Mrs Ahmed of Seaton Burn, North Tyneside, has lived in England for 15 years. The letter outlined times she could drop her daughter Aysha, eight, off at school as she had been dropped off too early.

She said: ‘The only thing I could understand was the date, a time of 8.45am and my daughter’s name.

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