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Attack on Africans: RWA asks civic society to withdraw cases

Four Nigerian Students Were Allegedly Attacked Recently By A Group Of Greater Noida Residents Who Took Out A Candle-light March After A 17-year-old Boy Manish Died Last Week In The NSG Black Cats Enclave Due To Suspected Drug Overdose.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Mar 2017, 09:22:04 AM
Attack on Africans: RWA asks civic society to withdraw cases

New Delhi:

The district authority on Wednesday received a request from Residents Welfare Association of Gautam Budh Nagar to withdraw the cases registered against NGOs and social group representatives in wake of the attack on African students.

“Nigerians in the guise of students come here and indulge in narcotics smuggling. Police should probe this angle in detail and arrest those in the wrong. We respect the Nigerians as our culture talks about ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (The guest is equivalent to God) but we cannot allow anyone to run a racket and ruin our children’s lives,” Sher Singh, RWA secretary general said.

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“We also condemn the assault on Nigerians. Our demand is that police should go through the CCTV footage and identify the culprits who attacked the African students. The FIRs against the civic society members is unjust, they should be withdrawn,” he said.

“A thorough investigation should be done without any bias,” Singh added.

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Four Nigerian students were allegedly attacked recently by a group of Greater Noida residents who took out a candle-light march after a 17-year-old boy Manish died last week in the NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose. Five persons have been arrested in this connection.

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First Published : 30 Mar 2017, 09:13:00 AM