On Facebook, African students recall mob assault

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014 10:45 IST

A week after they were assaulted by a mob at the Rajiv Chowk metro station, the three Africans have found support in fellow students. Two of the three students who were assaulted are students of Amity University, Noida.

Amity students have now decided to approach the university administration to fund the students’ treatment.

“What happened to the students was deplorable and we stand with them. I am planning to talk to the university and find a way to help them raise funds for their treatment,” said Uttam Poudyal, a student from Nepal.

The two students from Amity are from Gabon and the third is from Burkina Faso. They we re attacked after they allegedly misbehaved with a woman on the metro.

The Amity University students have made a Facebook page called the Humans of Amity. The page started by Poudyal gives a different version of the events that took place on that day.

“We were traveling in the metro and a few guys started clicking our pictures. When we asked them why they were doing so, they started misbehaving. That ultimately led the metro staff to take us and those guys to the police officer’s cabin. Even there, they kept passing racist comments, which made us also furious. This ultimately led to a fight. We were beaten up by a majority of people around us at that time. There was so much blood. We bled a lot but no one cared,” wrote Yohan Koumba Daouda.

They pointed out how their parents were worried about their well being. “My parents are worried. They’ve made an opinion now that this place is not safe for me. My mother cries every day. My father has become so worried that he wants me to leave India. But it is about my education. I want to get a degree. And I’ve promised my parents to never travel in Delhi metro again,” said Mapaga Yannis.

Both are students at the Amity Institute of Information Technology. The university is yet to receive any such request.

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