Following the racial attacks on students from African nations in Greater Noida on Monday, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath, for a report on the incident.
In a series of tweets, the tech-savvy minister informed that she was personally overseeing the matter:
I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 27, 2017
I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
She said that the UP CM has assured her of fair investigations:
He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
The tweets follow the violent mob attacks on Nigerians as well as people from other African nations staying in Greater Noida after the death of a Class 12 student, who allegedly died to consumption of narcotic drugs.
Five persons have so far been arrested for the violence. According to UP police, invetsgations are on.
The locals who led a vigil march against people from African countries living in India claim that the foreigners indulge in drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Five Nigerian students staying in the same building as the deceased had earlier been arrested, but no charges were filed against them due to lack of evidence.
The five were even accused of cannibalism.
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