In reaction to the killing of Congolese national K Oliver in Delhi, locals in Congo attacked shops of some of the Indian nationals. Some Indians were also injured during the attack, according to the external affairs ministry on 26 May.
MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that things have calmed down now after the Indian embassy contacted the Congo government.
Stating that relations between India and Congo go way back, he said thousands of African students continue to benefit from the Indian education system and the government will ensure full safety to them.
Meanwhile, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj assuring the African community, tweeted, “I assure African students in India this a painful incident involving local goons.”
“Union minister Gen VK Singh will meet the heads of missions of African countries in order to assure them of the safety and security of African nationals in India,” said Swaraj.