Nigerian student hit with iron rod in south India attack

A 23-year-old Nigerian student has been hit with an iron rod in a suspected racist attack in Hydeeabad,south India just days  after Africans  protested increasing cases of racism targeting blacks in the Asian  country. Damilola Kazeem  was allegedly hit by a man described as his neighbour following  an argument over the use of a parking space in the area. The suspect was subsequently detained . The Indian  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked  local authorities to probe the  matter which came  on the heels of African diplomats cancelling African Day celebrations. The ministry’s spokesperson tweeted: “Reports of a Nigerian student injured in Hyderabad: EAM [External Affairs Ministry] @SushmaSwaraj has urgently sought report from state govt, is monitoring the case.” Emmanuel Omurunga, chairman of the African Students Association in the state of Telangana, said: “The situation in India is no longer safe for us. Even the police are not willing to help us when we approach them.” In...