Nigerians attacked in Noida, Sushma Swaraj promises for immediate action 

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 28 March 2017 7:24 AM GMT

Nigerians attacked in Noida, Sushma Swaraj promises for immediate action 
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New Delhi: External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj, On Tuesday, spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the alleged attack on African students in Noida and promises that immediate action will be taken.

The External Affairs Minister also assured the nigerian students that there is no need to worry, the government will take fair and impartial action in this regard soon.

"I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident" Swaraj posted on twitter.

Sushma came into action when a Nigerian student tweeted that for Nigerians living in Noida has become a life threatening situation.

He tweeted, "Act fast as living for us in Noida is becoming a life threatening issue."

National Academic Coordinator, Association of African students Zaharaddeen Muhammad stated, "African students are afraid. It's bizarre that people stop us and ask if we eat humans. We are no different from Indians, the only difference is of colour. We would urge the Indian government to step in".

The incident:

  • Four Nigerian students, on Monday last, sustained severe injuries after a group of locals attacked them in Pari Chowk area of Noida.
  • The incident took place at 0600 hours when a local group held a candle march protest demanding all Africans living in Greater Noida region vacate their rented houses immediately.

Why was the protest organised?

  • Protest was carried out following the death of a intermediate class student, who lost his life due to drug overdose.
  • Five Nigerian students were also detained in connection with the incident.

According to the eyewitnesses, the deceased ws last time seen spending his time with these nigerian students. Since that time he was missing.

What Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Yadav said?

  • The boy went missing since Monday night. We also launched search operation.
  • He returned home, on Tuesday last, safely and was taken to hospital for treatment after which the child died.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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