Attack on African student: Sushma Swaraj assures impartial probe
New Delhi : Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has assured an impartial probe into the alleged brutal attack on African student in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier on Thursday, Nigeria summoned the Indian envoy in Abuja to express displeasure over the attacks on Nigerian students in India and voiced concern that the incident was not the first of its kind.
"I have just finished a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner where I expressed Nigeria's displeasure with the attacks on Nigerians," Enikanolaiye tweeted.
Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested five people in the matter.
Sushma Swaraj had also condemned the attack and said India is committed to the safety of foreigners in the country.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on the issue.
Amnesty International in Nigeria said in a Twitter post: "On March 27, four Nigerian men were beaten up by locals. Why would people face such terror because of the colour of their skin?."
It demanded that authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state "must bring to justice those responsible of racist attacks on Black African Students".
"Living in India must not become a life-threatening issue for black people," it said.