7 Instances When African Students Were Attacked in India

Published: 04th February 2016 10:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2016 10:56 PM   |  A+A-

20 June, 2015: College Accused of Harassing African Students

A group of students from who joined college in East Bangalore Affiliated to Bangalore University were denied of getting back their own passports. Apart from that the college was extracting exorbitant amount of fees than the actual amount, not issuing Bonafide Certificate, Noc’s and making false acclamation of providing Engineering seats and later forcing them to take up Arts. Committee was formed by V-C to look into these issues.

March 2015: Four African Students Assaulted by Mob in Bangalore

A local mob from Kothanur district chased and assaulted four African Students. During an enquiry about the case held with the locals in Chikkabanavara, the residents complained that the ‘Negros’ are spoiling the harmony in the locality. The developments surrounding the event had lead to the formation of Police African Students Coordination Committee (PASCC), to ensure better relationship between African students and locals.

9 March, 2015: Three African Students Attacked by Mob in Bangalore

A gang of 20 members carrying bottles attacked at least half a dozen Africans in Byrati, near Hennur Road in northeast Bengaluru. The riot prevailed for three hours and Police personnel trying to rescue them were also injured.

28 September, 2014: Delhi Cops Oversee Brutal Attacks on African Students

 Three African Nationals- Mapaga and Yohan from Gabon and Guira from  Burkina Faso, were admitted at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for treatment after being attacked by locals at Rajiv Chowk Metro station for allegedly passing detestable comments on some fellow female passengers. However the victims denied any such act of passing comments.

2 October, 2014: MEA requested to Probe on African Students Attacks

A mob attack on three African nationals at the Rajiv Chowk metro station in New Delhi on last Sunday – a recorded incident which went viral on internet – the ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) seeking a fair probe into the attack.

16 December, 2013: Racist Abuse on Uganda Women by Mob

Activists from the AAP and Malvi Nagar locals led by Minister Somnath Bharti protested to conduct raid on the African Nationals houses living in Khirki, Extension of South Delhi. Following which Police had to rescue two women hailing from Uganda who were abused with racist comments and attacked.

21 April, 2013: African Student Critical After Being Attacked by Locals

Yannick Nihangaza, a student from the East African nation of Burundi, recovered from coma few months after being attacked by seven youth including son of a former Punjab police officer. The Punjab Government took full responsibility of the victim’s treatment, his airlift back to his home and gave him a grant of Rs.500, 000.


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