Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missing
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 17:38
Following the attacks, Sushma Swaraj, India's external affairs minister, has promised a "fair and impartial investigation".
Atul Saxena, store manager at Levi's outlet in Ansal Plaza where one of the attacks occurred, said two Nigerians shopping in the mall rushed into the store, closed the door and pleaded with him to save them from the mob.
Another report in the The Indian Express quoted Makepeace Sitlhou, Campaigner at Amnesty International India, as saying, "The recent attacks in Uttar Pradesh show how black people in India - particularly African students - continue to face racist discrimination and violence".
The Nigerian students were allegedly attacked by people during a candle-light march for a 17-year-old Indian boy, who died of suspected drug overdose last week in Greater Noida.
Nigeria has called in the Indian envoy in the country to register its protest over an attack on four Nigerian students in Greater Noida and sought "diligent prosecution" against the perpetrators.
Singh said three FIRs had been registered. Following this the police did arrest five Nigerians but were forced to release them due to lack of evidence. Yet, they attack all of us due to the wrongs of a single person, and then term it to be a "non-racial" issue.
Superintendent of Police Sujata Singh told IANS that it was a "false case".
The victim was taken to Kailash Hospital here from where she was discharged later.
Endurance is a first year BA-LLB student at the university.
Leaders of the Association of African Students of India have advised that African students remain at home instead of attending classes on Tuesday.
"Ministers of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar spoke to Nigeria's Acting High Commissioner and assured him of steps being taken by local authorities for the safety and security of Nigerian nationals", Baglay said.
"The government is committed to ensuring safety and security of all foreigners in India", the minister of external affairs said.
They eventually agreed to attend but the ructions led Swaraj to announce a "sensitisation programme to reiterate that such incidents against foreign nationals embarrass the country". We were here when Indians in dubai sent a video of how they were being molested in dubai and the whole India were talking about it like it was so cruel but yet the forget that they were putting people through same situation even when they were not taking their jobs but educating themselves.