Tanzanian assault episode spoils India's image
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and senior lawyer Majeed Memon on Friday said that the assault of a Tanzanian girl in
New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and senior lawyer Majeed Memon on Friday said that the assault of a Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru is a distressing situation that carries a wrong message to the world about India.
"This is the most disgraceful and distressing situation that a woman from abroad can be made to strip and is paraded on the streets. This is something unimaginable and unpardonable, and on top of that, some ministers are saying there is nothing wrong in that. It is a very sorry state of affairs," Memon told ANI here.
Memon further said that somebody has definitely done something very wrong, and therefore, that person and that authority has to be identified and should be punished in order to send a message to the world that India has due respect for women.
Five people have been arrested so far in connection with assault on Tanzanian female student.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will send a team to Bengaluru today to assess the situation on ground.
The Tanzanian student was harassed by a group of locals in Bengaluru after they assumed she was part of an incident in which a Sudanese man had run over a local woman.
The incident took place on Hesaraghatta Road in Bengaluru on Saturday night after a Sudanese national ran his car over a 35-year-old woman resulting in her death.
The Tanzanian student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four others. The young woman, who arrived on the spot around 30 minutes later, was dragged out of the car and allegedly paraded naked after being stripped by the mob.