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‘Goans unhappy with attitude of Nigerians,’ says Goa CM amid racial attacks

At a time when reports of African nationals being attacked in the nation have stirred a row, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday courted controversy saying that people of the state are specifically not happy with the behaviour of Nigerians.

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Pareskar said, “People of Goa are not happy with Nigerians. Goans, in general, are complaining about these foreigners, we get people from all other countries, but in general, people of Goa are really annoyed with their behaviour, attitude.”

In the recent past, incidents of African nationals being attacked in various parts of the nation have been reported and have instigated a huge debate over security issues.

External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met a delegation of African students to address their grievances where she condemned the killing of a Congo student (Oliver) as ‘heinous’ and ‘unacceptable’, but denied the charges of racial attack.

Over a dozen African nationals were attacked in Rajpkhurd village of Chhatarpur, South Delhi on Wednesday night. It is learnt locals objected to the “free lifestyle” of these men and women who stayed in the area.

There were four attacks within a span of an hour, sources said, which hint the attacks may have been organised and pre-planned.

Four men and two women have been injured in the attacks and are admitted in hpsital. The Delhi Police on Friday registered four FIRs in the case.

All four complainants, in their 30s, have been residing in Delhi for past few years, police said.

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