Indian Shops Attacked In Congo: MEA


New Delhi: Days after a 23-year-old Congolese youth was allegedly beaten to death by three men in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said some shops of Indians in Congo were attacked possibly in retaliation to the murder.

In a statement, the MEA said, “Some shops of Indians were attacked and some have been injured, possibly in reaction to the murder of Congolese student in Delhi. Our Embassy in Congo in touch with local authorities and as of now things have calmed down. India’s relations with Congo go back many years.”

Outraged over the recent killing of a Congolese national, African countries have demanded concrete steps against “racism and Afro-phobia” and sought deferment of the celebrations of Africa Day by India, which Wednesday assured them of safety and security of their nationals.