Po­lice ar­rest at­tack sus­pects

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Po­lice in In­dia have ar­rested two In­di­ans they say as­saulted six Africans in New Delhi. Po­lice of­fi­cer Ish­war Singh said the two scuf­fles on Thurs­day night were not racial at­tacks but were stray in­ci­dents trig­gered by ob­jec­tions to drink­ing and loud mu­sic by the Africans. The Africans said they were racially abused and at­tacked by a mob. Singh said the Africans suf­fered mi­nor in­juries and the ar­rested peo­ple were be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion and as­sault. Hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple from African na­tions study and work in In­dia. A week ago, grad­u­ate stu­dent Ma­sunda Ki­tada Oliver, a Congo na­tional who had lived in In­dia for six years, was fa­tally at­tacked in a dis­pute over hir­ing an auto rick­shaw in New Delhi. The African Heads of Mis­sion in New Delhi re­sponded to that at­tack by urg­ing In­dia’s gov­ern­ment to ad­dress “racism and Afro-pho­bia” in the coun­try. In­dia promised quick pun­ish­ment for the as­sailants.

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