What is revealing about this incident is the attitude of the irate Emirati who appears to claim a right to beat and whip this Indian; and moreover, how the Indian is taking his "punishment" like a slave or someone in an inferior or servile position.
This encounter says a lot about who is really in charge, who is superior versus inferior, and who gets to do the beating and who must accept the beating.
Woe betide this Indian if he had dared to retaliate and laid a finger on the Emirati! He would be in custody now, facing a year or more in prison followed by deportation.
As employees of UAE University, we know implicitly where the lines are drawn, and in whose favor the law operates. If confronted like this by an irate Emirati, we know intuitively that we must bear and put up with the beating, for to resist could very well land us, the victim, in prison, and not the perpetrator.