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Yogi promises probe into attack on African students in Greater Noida

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath about the attack on African students in Greater Noida last evening after a foreign student pleaded with her for swift action, claiming that living in the area was becoming life threatening.

Adityanath assured her that there would be a fair and impartial investigation into the violence against African students in Greater Noida, she tweeted.

Four Nigerian students had earlier on Monday sustained severe injuries after being attacked by a group of local residents in Greater Noida's Pari Chowk area.

The incident took place when local residents raised slogans demanding that all Africans living in residential colonies in Greater Noida be asked to vacate their rented houses immediately.

Following the incident, the Association of African Students in India asked its members in Greater Noida to remain inside their homes and not leave them until sufficient security measures are taken.

“You are advised to not attend any lecture until we are granted maximum security,” the association said in a Facebook post.