Attacks on African nationals: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Rajnath Singh, assures swift action

The Minister of External Affairs assured swift action on attacks carried on African nationals across the country.

Last Updated: May 29, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
Attacks on African nationals: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Rajnath Singh, assures swift action

New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asserted that appropriate action will be taken in connection with attacks on African nationals across the country and assured swift justice to the guilty. 

"I have spoken to Shri Raj Nath 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 sensitization campaign will be launched in areas where African nationals reside," MEA Sushma Swaraj tweeted today. 

"I have asked Gen V.K.Singh MOS and Secretary Amar Sinha to meet #Africanstudents who hv announced demonstration at Jantar Mantar," the senior BJP leader's tweet read. 

Sushma Swaraj speaks to Telnagana Chief Minister

The Foreign Minister said that she also spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao about attack on African national in Hyderabad. "I have spoken to Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao Chief Minister Telangana regarding attack on a Nigerian student in Hyderabad," she tweeted today morning. 

Sushma Swaraj assures action soon

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said that a sensitization campaign will soon be launched in areas where African nationals reside.

Earlier today, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that it would arrange the transportation of Masunda Oliver, the African national who was brutally killed in the national capital, back to his home to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Home Minister condemns attacks on Africans

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday condemned attacks carried out on African nationals across the nation and instructed Delhi Police Commissioner to take strict action against the attackers. 

"Spoke to CP Delhi regarding the incident of physical assault against certain African nationals in New Delhi. Such incidents are condemnable. Instructed CP Delhi to take strict action against the attackers & increase police patrolling in these areas to ensure security of everyone," Rajnath tweeted today.