Racist hate crime against Black African students must end: Amnesty International

The Noida police later booked over 300 people and arrested five people in connection with the assault on Nigerian students.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 29, 2017 7:00 pm
On 27 March, four Nigerian men were beaten up by locals. (File)

Amnesty International India on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to bring to justice those responsible for recent racist attacks against black African students and ensure the students’ safety. “The recent attacks in Uttar Pradesh show how black people in India – particularly African students – continue to face racist discrimination and violence. Many of those injured were targeted merely because of the colour of their skin. These are hate crimes, and authorities need to ensure that those responsible are punished,” said Makepeace Sitlhou, Campaigner at Amnesty International India.

Several black African students have been attacked in a series of hate crimes in Greater Noida over the last three days. On Wednesday, a Kenyan woman was pulled out of a taxicab and beaten in Greater Noida. On 27 March, four Nigerian men were beaten up by locals holding a protest march demanding justice for a 17-year-old who had died two days earlier from a suspected drug overdose. The boy’s family had accused their five Nigerian neighbors of murder and demanded their arrest. The men were arrested, and later released due to lack of evidence.

The Noida police later booked over 300 people and arrested five people in connection with the assault on Nigerian students.

Earlier, an association of African students has demanded adequate security for African students in the country. “In Greater Noida, they (locals) say that Africans ‘we don’t want you to be here anymore’. These are actually hate crimes towards African community. Africans are not secure in this country,” Association of African Students President Samuel Jack said.

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    Chandra Shekar
    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    If we really believe in our Dharma and culture, we should be human beings first .lt;br/gt;Let us stop being hypocrites and adhere to the human principle of respecting everyone. lt;br/gt;When our brothers/ sisters are terrorised in other countries ( or other Indian states) , we are hurt . Why don't we treat people from other nationalities ( other Indian states ) with warmth and respect. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Don't take law into your hands ! Our image is going down not only in the world but amongst ourselves.
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      Vish
      Mar 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm
      Inimical foreign bodies like Amnesty are always waiting in the wings, to criticize India, when isolated instance of individual incident occurs. They should be ignored, to indicate where they should go and do whatever with themselves.
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        Raj
        Mar 30, 2017 at 12:53 am
        Poor black Bsatards. All balcks should know that we are the ancient civilisation, most cultured and having the superior race and culture, do not expect balcks to come into our posh malls. lt;br/gt;If you involved in menial work, we will accept you.p
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          Raj
          Mar 30, 2017 at 12:54 am
          Yes ,we are proud of it. Have a problem?
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            John Bull
            Apr 16, 2017 at 4:37 pm
            Oh dear uncle Tom. Would you say the same thing to white students.
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            chander
            Mar 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm
            India is going to have zero tolerance for drugs and their couriers. There was a time when Britain used Indians as opium carriers to China. The only difference now is that Blacks from Africa are being used by the drug cartel.
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              Fred
              Mar 30, 2017 at 5:28 am
              its not uncommon is it? Its a phenomenon that needs to be addressed.
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                Suresh
                Mar 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm
                This amnesty international was dead when in US Indians were killed in hate crime. Not one word came out of it. Bar them from operating in India
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                  heena
                  Mar 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm
                  Amnesty international is managed by the international crooks of nth order. They work against the nation which are not dominated by christian and muslims.
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