SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — A Bay Area hiker has alleged she was the victim of a hate crime while she was out enjoying a hike at one of the region’s most famous trails, Mission Peak in Fremont, Calif.
When Nicki Pancholy returned to her car from the hike, she found it broken into and a note left for her on her windshield.
“The division is just…is just breaking my heart,” Pancholy said, referring to the toxic atmosphere this year’s presidential election has created nationwide.
Pancholy was so upset by all the fighting during the election that she began a “peace hike,” making the trek to the top of Mission Peak in Fremont each morning for 65 days straight.
A difficult trek for some, it’s even more of a task for Pancholy, who has been suffering with a difficult battle against Lupus. As a result of the disease, she has lost all of her hair. After returning from her morning tradition, she noticed that one of the windows of her car had been smashed.
Along with the broken window was a nasty note from someone who mistook Pancholy’s headscarf for a Muslim hajib, telling her this is their nation now and to “get the [expletive] out.”