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Emirati and Indian community: YouTube beating was a one-off
Communitty leaders say incident should not be used as a stereotype
I must appreciate how Dubai police took charge of everything.. And I believe that it was a natural reaction which was shown by the Emirati guy... although a bit out of control. But don't give this incident another direction; anyone would have reacted like that.
Anonymous, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This is just about two men.. it is not about two countries or two nationalities.. we shouldn't make it such a big issue better we need to solve it.. we are just human beings, not God. Sometimes good people also make mistakes. So, plz just try to make it peaceful in the country.
Saroj, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
THIS TYPE OF INCIDENTS ARE VERY COMMON. THIS IS VERY NORMAL. THIS IS A KIND OF PHSYCHOLOGY THAT IS EVOLVED GRADUALLY DUE TO OUR LIFE STYLE. SOLUTION: STRONG FAITH IN GOD, CONTROL YOUR ANGER. PROPHET SAID : THE STRONGEST AMONG YOU IS THE ONE WHO CONTROLLED HIS ANGER.
dvrma, dv, United Arab Emirates
I adisagree with bharat kumar shahs comment 'if any other influential government official was involved in this type of incident in any other part of the world, including India, nothing would have happened'. i believe one shouldnt give their opinion on something if they havent lived in any other part of the world, this might be the case in india but not where i live where the queen, prime minister or anyone gets the same treatment and trial as normal citizens. there are biased judgements taking place sometimes but people are scared about their future and well being and never comes into light
charles, london, United Kingdom
This is just a small incident that media is trying to make it such a big deal. This is a fight between 2 men not between 2 countries so stop printing this news.
saif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good that this incident is brought to lime light. Of course UAE is a safe and peaceful place to live comparing to other countries. To maintain this we should not show any partiality towards law and order. it is shocking to see this. Now after this incident, these kind can increase, if not handled properly and the guilty is not punished. its true that we should solve things amicably, but not all. Dropping the charges and withdrawing the cases are not happening for everybody, only selective people get this facility. Law should be same for all, manhandling should not tolerated or compromised.
Subhan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I'm afraid I have to disagree with this article. The idea that they are all equally to blame is absurd. No matter what the driver may have said justifies the beating which he endured at the hands of the official publicly. And let's be honest how many people all over the world film acts of crime and violence are then subsequently charged with defamation? None, instead most are commended for capturing the crime. This is just my opinion. I would also like to add that the nationalities of the individuals are irrelevant and lazy stereotypes should not be drawn from them. People should be judged based on their behaviour and always treated equally.
Uncomfortable truth, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Most of the people agree that this small incident was made big issue, this is a small personal case where i dont see any reason to point on UAE for this. My Family always feel that UAE is safest place for us and all my relative who lives in UAE agree the same. Plus with this incident most of the UAE resident have been aware of the rule that taking video/picture in public without permission of concern person is against the Law of UAE.
Syed Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Have been in the UAE for quite some time ,One should really appreciate the courtesy shown by the Local population of this nation No nation is perfect and no body except god is perfect,Overall UAE is one of the best places to live
MATHEW, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates
It was nothing but a hue and cry made by someone who intentionally or unintentionally tried to show unwell action of the individual. In fact, the UAE is one of the safest and the ethically serene place where people flock from every corner of the world in search of a safe, peaceful and nuisance free life. We must exhibit our royalty and reliability towards the country and its Nationals.
omar kafil Ahmad, abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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