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India – Nigerian students attacked in Greater Noida: Five arrested #WTFnews

The locals alleged that a 17-year-old boy had died after the Nigerians forced him to take drugs.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 28, 2017 3:10 pm

nigerian attacked, nigerian students attacked, attack on nigerian students, african student, african attacked, greater noida, noida nigerians attack, nigerians attacked, nigerian students, uttar pradesh, yogi adityanath, sushma swaraj, indian expressProtests in Patel Chowk (representational image). (Source: ANI)Five people have been arrested by the police in Uttar Pradesh after an attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida. The four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light march for a 17-year-old boy who had died on Saturday.

“Police have arrested five persons. FIR registered and action will be taken accordingly,” Daljit Chaudhary, ADG Law and Order was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The locals alleged that the boy had died after the Nigerians forced him to take drugs. Dharmendra Singh, SSP Gautam Buddha Nagar said: “The protest had been taken out by residents of the area to demand the arrest of the five Nigerians for the death of the Class XII student. A section of those gathered in the area, however, attacked some Africans. We have video recordings of the entire protest and attack. Around five people who could be seen attacking them have been picked up. An FIR is being registered and we are identifying those behind the incident.”

Police have arrested 5 persons. FIR registered, action will be taken accordingly: Daljeet Chaudhary (ADG, Law&Order) on attack on Nigerians pic.twitter.com/rs00krq2rM

We don’t know why we were assaulted, the mob hit us with rods, bricks and knives: Nigerian national who was attacked pic.twitter.com/PaN6V5AC3l

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A policeman helps an African national, apparently injured in a racial attack in Greater Noida on Monday.(HT Photo)

African students living in Greater Noida say they face daily prejudice and are living in fear after two days of violence targeted at them following the mysterious death of a local youth.

The students – who hail from various nations in Africa – allege political pressure behind the attacks amid rising tensions between local residents and the foreigners.

“We come to India to live in peace but we will not be bullied by force or violence. The need of the hour is for African students to unite against this blatant racism,” said Lawrence, a Nigerian national.

We have been living in a sense of fear as there is no protection for us even after the attack,” said Bukola, a commerce student at IEC college

Vaibhav Jha
Greater Noida, Hindustan Times
Nigerians attacked

A policeman helps an African national, apparently injured in a racial attack in Greater Noida on Monday.(HT Photo)

African students living in Greater Noida say they face daily prejudice and are living in fear after two days of violence targeted at them following the mysterious death of a local youth.

The students – who hail from various nations in Africa – allege political pressure behind the attacks amid rising tensions between local residents and the foreigners.

“We come to India to live in peace but we will not be bullied by force or violence. The need of the hour is for African students to unite against this blatant racism,” said Lawrence, a Nigerian national.

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The violence broke out on Sunday after a Class 12 student Manish Khari died because of a suspected drug overdose. Locals alleged that Africans living in the area had plied the youth with drugs and attacked two Nigerians on Sunday night. Police also arrested five Africans but released them later because of a lack of proof.

The crowd was peaceful until it reached Pari Chowk, but went out of control at the sight of Africans in the market. A car was also damaged by the angry mob. (HT Photo)

A day later, a protest march by residents turned violent as people assaulted several Africans at Greater Noida’s busy Pari Chowk. Rumours startled swirling that residents had abducted a Nigerian woman – a speculation denied by police. The waves of violence have left the foreigners rattled.

“We have been living in a sense of fear as there is no protection for us even after the attack,” said Bukola, a commerce student at IEC college.

African nationals talk to a policeman after a suspected racial attack on them, in Greater Noida on Monday. (HT Photo)

Lawrence said the attacks were well-planned.

“We had assembled at Kasna Police station on Monday morning demanding the release of two students who had been arrested without proper investigation. As soon as the duo got bail and we left the spot, several African nationals were attacked by the local people,” said Lawrence.

 

‘We won’t be bullied by violence’: Nigerian students on Greater Noida attacks

NOIDA Updated: Mar 28, 2017 14:32 IST

Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Greater Noida, Hindustan Times
Nigerians attacked

A policeman helps an African national, apparently injured in a racial attack in Greater Noida on Monday.(HT Photo)

African students living in Greater Noida say they face daily prejudice and are living in fear after two days of violence targeted at them following the mysterious death of a local youth.

The students – who hail from various nations in Africa – allege political pressure behind the attacks amid rising tensions between local residents and the foreigners.

“We come to India to live in peace but we will not be bullied by force or violence. The need of the hour is for African students to unite against this blatant racism,” said Lawrence, a Nigerian national.

Read more

The violence broke out on Sunday after a Class 12 student Manish Khari died because of a suspected drug overdose. Locals alleged that Africans living in the area had plied the youth with drugs and attacked two Nigerians on Sunday night. Police also arrested five Africans but released them later because of a lack of proof.

The crowd was peaceful until it reached Pari Chowk, but went out of control at the sight of Africans in the market. A car was also damaged by the angry mob. (HT Photo)

A day later, a protest march by residents turned violent as people assaulted several Africans at Greater Noida’s busy Pari Chowk. Rumours startled swirling that residents had abducted a Nigerian woman – a speculation denied by police. The waves of violence have left the foreigners rattled.

“We have been living in a sense of fear as there is no protection for us even after the attack,” said Bukola, a commerce student at IEC college.

African nationals talk to a policeman after a suspected racial attack on them, in Greater Noida on Monday. (HT Photo)

Lawrence said the attacks were well-planned.

“We had assembled at Kasna Police station on Monday morning demanding the release of two students who had been arrested without proper investigation. As soon as the duo got bail and we left the spot, several African nationals were attacked by the local people,” said Lawrence.

The Association of African Students in India (AASI) have also condemned the attack on African nationals and have also asked the central government to ensure that the community got protection in the national capital region. The government has also sought a report and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has assured foreign minister Sushma Swaraj of a “fair and impartial investigation”.

‘We won’t be bullied by violence’: Nigerian students on Greater Noida attacks

NOIDA Updated: Mar 28, 2017 14:32 IST

Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Greater Noida, Hindustan Times
Nigerians attacked

A policeman helps an African national, apparently injured in a racial attack in Greater Noida on Monday.(HT Photo)

African students living in Greater Noida say they face daily prejudice and are living in fear after two days of violence targeted at them following the mysterious death of a local youth.

The students – who hail from various nations in Africa – allege political pressure behind the attacks amid rising tensions between local residents and the foreigners.

“We come to India to live in peace but we will not be bullied by force or violence. The need of the hour is for African students to unite against this blatant racism,” said Lawrence, a Nigerian national.

Read more

The violence broke out on Sunday after a Class 12 student Manish Khari died because of a suspected drug overdose. Locals alleged that Africans living in the area had plied the youth with drugs and attacked two Nigerians on Sunday night. Police also arrested five Africans but released them later because of a lack of proof.

The crowd was peaceful until it reached Pari Chowk, but went out of control at the sight of Africans in the market. A car was also damaged by the angry mob. (HT Photo)

A day later, a protest march by residents turned violent as people assaulted several Africans at Greater Noida’s busy Pari Chowk. Rumours startled swirling that residents had abducted a Nigerian woman – a speculation denied by police. The waves of violence have left the foreigners rattled.

“We have been living in a sense of fear as there is no protection for us even after the attack,” said Bukola, a commerce student at IEC college.

African nationals talk to a policeman after a suspected racial attack on them, in Greater Noida on Monday. (HT Photo)

Lawrence said the attacks were well-planned.

“We had assembled at Kasna Police station on Monday morning demanding the release of two students who had been arrested without proper investigation. As soon as the duo got bail and we left the spot, several African nationals were attacked by the local people,” said Lawrence.

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The Association of African Students in India (AASI) have also condemned the attack on African nationals and have also asked the central government to ensure that the community got protection in the national capital region. The government has also sought a report and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has assured foreign minister Sushma Swaraj of a “fair and impartial investigation”.

More than 4,000 Africans stay in Greater Noida and study in a clutch of private universities and colleges that have come up in the area over the past decade. But many of them say that they feel uncomfortable at the hostile attitude of locals, who see the Africans as the source of crime and drugs.

“For now, we have decided to drop our protest against racist attacks by locals. Further course of action will be decided soon,” said Bukola.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/noida/we-will-not-be-bullied-by-force-or-violence-nigerian-students-react-to-greater-noida-attacks/story-o84IBlGDvod4N9O3sRn8SJ.html

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