South Africa: Since the arrest of the former President, there is a lot of violence in South Africa and in the meantime people of the Indian community are being deliberately targeted. The BJP leader had written a letter in this matter.
South Africa Violence
South Africa Violence: A South African NGO has responded to a letter written by Vijay Jolly, leader of India’s ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party, to High Commissioner Sibusiso Ndebele. In the letter, there has been a demand for the protection of the Indian community, which is being said to be the target of alleged violence in South Africa. Nishan Belton, executive director of the Ahmed Khatarda Foundation (AKF), said in response to Jolly’s letter, “Most of the people of Indian origin are citizens of South African countries, not India, and so these concerns are probably wrong.”
“If you were concerned about the well-being of all South Africans, it would have been better appreciated,” Balton said. Perhaps your letter expresses concern about Indian citizens in South Africa and that is more understandable.’ Jolly, in his letter, described the unrest in South Africa as an internal issue of the country (South Africa Violence Indians). “The unrest in South Africa following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma is your internal matter,” Jolly said. But violence against Indians fighting apartheid in South Africa is disgusting.
Indian community came under attack
Jolly wrote in the letter, “We demand protection of life, property and dignity of all Indians in South Africa.” In the letter, he alleged several times that the Indian community has come under attack in the violent protests after former President Zuma (South Africa Violence Against India) was sent to jail on July 7. Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for corruption. The AKF is named after Ahmed Kathrada, an Indian-origin activist who spent nearly a year with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island as a political prisoner to lead South Africa to democracy. This organization opposes any kind of racism.
Violence, looting and arson
Amidst the ongoing violence in South Africa, there is a lot of looting and arson. In all this, the people of the Indian community are being deliberately targeted. There was news that in one area people had demanded to send security forces for their safety but no one was sent (South Africa Violence Against India). The head of the Apex Body of Property Owners (SAPOA), Neel Gopal, went so far as to say that it all looked like a coup attempt and the government should immediately impose a lockdown.
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