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"Will Take India To U.N. Rights Council"

On Monday, the envoys of Africa described the recent attacks on African nationals in Greater Noida as 'racist' and added that they would take India to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations.



The press release said, "The Heads of the African Missions accredited to India reviewed the previous incidents that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken by the Government of India."


The statement added, "They agreed to take further actions, including the call for an independent investigation by the Human Rights Council as well as other human rights bodies, and also to comprehensively report the matter to the African Union Commission."


"As regards the recent unfortunate incident in Greater Noida, the African Heads of Mission strongly condemn the incident and express their deep concern and also take note that these reprehensible events, were not sufficiently condemned by the Indian Authorities. The meeting unanimously agreed that those accumulated attacks against Africans are xenophobic and racial in nature," it said.