Our Correspondent/ NEW DELHI
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said this in a release last night in response to a statement by the Eritrean Ambassador to India, who is also the Dean of the African Head of Missions, over the attacks on African nationals.
The African envoys, who recently held a meeting on the incidents, termed the attacks as xenophobic and racial in nature. They said, the Indian government took no sufficient and visible deterrent action.
The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said, it is unfortunate that a criminal act committed after the death of a young Indian student under suspicious circumstances has been termed as xenophobic and racial. He said, strong Indian institutions are adequate to deal with aberrations that represent the act of a few criminals.