New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and senior lawyer Majeed Memon on Thursday called 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, a matter of great shame for India and urged the Centre and the State governments to together punish the guilty.
“It is a great great distressing information that we get that if a foreign tourist coming here, a female, is being subjected to such kind of humiliating conduct by the people around. It is a matter of great shame for India. And we are very sorry. We must apologize to the Tanzanian government and Tanzanian people for this solitary act of inhuman behaviour and barbaric behaviour with a woman,” he told ANI.
“I think, both the government of state and the government of centre must come forward and take very stern action against all those responsible so that a right message goes all over the world that women in India, whether they are tourists or students are safe and they need not worry, for we will not only take care of them but we respect them,” he added.
In the latest development, 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)