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African envoys slam racial attack on students

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Source: Media India Group

African Group Head of Missions in New Delhi has expressed displeasure over the attack on African students in Greater Noida.

Calling the attack as xenophobic and racial, the organisation said that “sufficient and visible deterring measures” were not taken by the government.

“(We) strongly condemn the incident and express deep concern and also take note that these reprehensible events, both outstanding and unsolved cases against Africans, were not sufficiently condemned by the Indian Authorities,” the organisation said in a statement.

The statement also called for an independent investigation by the Human Rights Council as well as other rights bodies, and also to comprehensively report the matter to the African Union Commission.

On March 27, four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob in Greater Noida, who believed that that they had forced a local boy to consume drugs, resulting in his death.