STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp