Second incident in 3 days: Nigerian woman allegedly slapped in Greater Noida

29 March 2017, 12:48 PM
Uttar Pradesh Police (PTI Image)
Uttar Pradesh Police (PTI Image)

A Nigerian woman was on Wednesday allegedly slapped near Alstonia Apartments in Greater Noida, according to ANI report. The attack on Nigerian woman is second such attack on Nigerian nationals in this area in last three days.

Earlier on Tuesday, an association of African students demanded adequate security after the Tuesday’s assault on Nigerians in Greater Noida even as the UP government assured a thorough probe into the incident.

“In Greater Noida, they (locals) say that Africans ‘we don’t want you to be here anymore’. These are actually hate crimes towards African community. Africans are not secure in this country,” Association of African Students President Samuel Jack said on Tuesday.

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He said Africans may not come to India for studies due to safety concerns in the wake of such incidents.

“I urge them (Africans), wherever they are, to stop making India their destination of study until and unless there is proper security,” he added.

Jack claimed that the alleged attack on African students yesterday was mobilised by local youths.

Four Nigerian students were allegedly attacked by residents who took out a candle-light march for a 17-year-old boy who had died last week due to suspected drug overdose.

The boy’s parents had alleged that the foreigners had kidnapped him and given him drugs which led to his death.

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“The attack on Nigerians is a serious issue and a serious offence. The state government has taken it seriously and whatever needs to be done under the law and proper investigation shall be done,” UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said, adding the chief minister has already indicated this to the concerned authority.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the central government was taking immediate action and that she had spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who had assured her of a fair and impartial investigation into this “unfortunate” incident.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

First Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:31 PM
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