Fresh cases of attack on African nationals, Sushma Swaraj speaks to Rajnath Singh and Delhi LG

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung after more cases of assault on African nationals in Delhi emerged.

This comes days after the envoys of African countries had expressed unprecedented outrage over killing of a Congolese youth in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.

The envoys had threatened to boycott the Africa Day celebrations organised by the Indian government.

Swaraj said that both Singh and Jung assured her that the culprits will be arrested soon.

“I have spoken to Shri Rajnath Singh ji and Lt Governor Delhi reg attack on African nationals in South Delhi yesterday.

“They assured me that the culprits will be arrested soon and sensitisation campaign will be launched in areas where African nationals reside,” Swaraj tweeted.

In a separate tweet, the external affairs minister said, “I have asked Gen V K Singh, MoS and Secretary Amar Sinha to meet# African students who have announce demonstration at Jantar Mantar.”

Sinha, who’s the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA has been in touch with African community following the attacks, reported PTI.

African students are planning demonstrations on Tuesday at Jantar Mantar seeking action against the guilty.

Separately, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said government will assist the family of the Congolese youth Masunda Kitanda Oliver to come to India and to take his mortal remains.

Swarup tweeted, “In the unfortunate death of Mr.Masunda Oliver, the Government will assist his family to travel to India to receive his mortal remains. We will also arrange for his mortal remains to be transported to DR Congo at our expense.”

 

 

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