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Attack on African nationals: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks to Rajnath Singh and Najeeb Jung

In The Wake Of Fresh Cases Of Assault On African Nationals And Outrage By African Envoys Over Killing Of A Congolese Youth, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Today Spoke To Home Minister Rajnath Singh And Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung Regarding The Safety Of The Community And Strict Action Against The Guilty.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 29 May 2016, 12:29:19 PM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi :

In the wake of fresh cases of assault on African nationals and outrage by African envoys over killing of a Congolese youth, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung regarding the safety of the community and strict action against the guilty. The government has decided to transport the Congolese national's mortal remains to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Swaraj said 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.

“I have asked Gen V K Singh, MoS and Secretary Amar Sinha to meet# African students who have announce demonstration at Jantar Mantar,”she said in another tweet. To protest against the issue, African students are planning demonstrations at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday.

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

Envoys of African countries on Thursday had expressed shock over killing of Oliver here last week following which India assured them of safety of African nationals.

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First Published : 29 May 2016, 12:26:00 PM