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Tanzanian student assault: BJP condemns incident, holds Cong. Answerable

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New Delhi: Condemning the incident involving a 21-year-old Tanzanian student who was beaten and stripped of all her clothes by a group of locals in Bengaluru, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday held the Congress answerable.

“The kind of vandalism that happened with the girl is condemnable. It is Congress’ government there. When there is even a small issue, or no issue at all, Rahul Gandhi ji rakes up the issue and stages protests and starts giving sermons to the whole nation,” he told ANI.

“But now that such a big incident has happened and after so much time has passed, the Congress party is sitting quietly just because this incident happened under their government. There is no kind of investigation. This testifies their hypocrisy. It is a condemnable incident and it obviously makes the Congress answerable,” he added.

The High Commission of Tanzania has sent a Note Verbale about reported attacks on African students in Bangalore. The Note Verbale requests the Government of India to follow up on this matter and take necessary legal action against those involved in such attacks and to ensure safety and security of all African students in India.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked the Karnataka Government for explanation and has asked for a report immediately.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had also condemned the attack on the Tanzanian student, and asked for stringent punishment for the guilty. (ANI)

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