Sushma Swaraj to make statement on Attack on Africans in Parliament

The development has come a day after Nigeria summoned the Indian High Commissioner in the country.

Published: 31st March 2017 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2017 08:35 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Terming the incidents of attacks on African students as unfortunate, government on Friday said in Lok Sabha that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement on this in Parliament.

The development has come a day after Nigeria summoned the Indian High Commissioner in the country. Nigeria had asked India to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible. In a series of attacks since Monday, at least five Nigerian students were allegedly assaulted by mobs in Greater Noida in the NCR area.

"The incidents of attacks on the African students are unfortunate. Sushma Swaraj spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The matter is being probed. Enquiry will be impartial,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said in Lok Sabha after Rajeev Satav of Congress raised the issue during the Zero Hour, asking the government to take serious note of this and make a statement.

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