Hyderabad: MEA seeks report over scuffle between Nigerian and local

Hyderabad: MEA seeks report over scuffle between Nigerian and local

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-05-27 12:03 Hyderabad: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has sought a report from the Hyderabad government. over a scuffle that broke out between a Nigerian national and a local resident, in which the former was injured. The accused has been arrested and a case has been registered under IPC section 323- for voluntarily causing hurt. The altercation erupted on Wednesday between the foreigner and the local over an issue of parking, following which the situation heated up and the Nigerian was injured after he was attacked with iron rods. The assault comes days after a Congolese national was murdered in New Delhi and the government kicked into action while assuring that they were committed to the security of national nationals in the country. The MEA said in a statement that India deeply values its relations with foreign students, particularly those from Africa, with which the country has had a historically close relationship and asserted it will be ensured that the African students continue to find a welcome home in India and such unfortunate incidents do not recur. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said on Wednesday that she has asked Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh to meet the heads of missions of African countries in the national capital and assure them of the government's commitment to safety and security of African nationals in India. (ANI)