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That would be about as logical as stating that misogyny has had no role in the recent incidents of violence against women.Consider that the latest fiasco against African students started from the mind boggling racist assumption of a teenager’s parents and neighbours that Africans eat humans and had consumed their son When their raid on the African students’ house turned unfruitful another criminal stereotype immediately replaced it – that those same Africans had peddled drugs to the young boy and killed him with an overdose A demonstration against Africans followed and a group of mobsters brutally beat up a few Nigerian students in a Greater Noida mall The mob frenzy should not make us forget that a strong racial bias was at the origin point Racism does not have only one definition It is important to distinguish between societal and individual racism versus an institutionalised policy of deliberate racism backed by the political and legal establishments of a country While India has never been institutionally racist in the way of pre-Civil Rights United States and the segregationist regime in South Africa but a societal prejudice against the colour black is still deeply rooted and impossible to miss in the Indian psyche Simultaneously there has always been a yawning gap in awareness and education about Africa within our parochial curriculums such that African countries cultures and people in practice tend to get lumped into one bunch along with some age old deeply negative stereotypes Dirty sticky stereotypes “Why should the Indian neighbours go to the mother of teenager and say that the Africans kidnapped their child Why should they raid the house of the Africans It is racism against somebody who is a black man Even when the child comes back they don’t believe it After that they said that they drugged him and murdered him – without any evidence” says Zaharaddeen Muhammad a Nigerian student pursuing his Masters in Chemistry at Noida International University “Calling us Bandar because we are Africans — that is racism To say that India is not a racist country is the denial of truth” he says African nationals meeting SSP Dharmendra Yadav regarding the suspected racial attack on them by the locals in Greater Noida Gautambudh Nagar on Tuesday (PTI Photo) Another Nigerian student in Greater Noida expressed her anguish following the attacks on fellow students by writing on her Facebook wall: “Tagging every African as a drug peddler is like tagging every Indian a rapist” It may be a brutal analogy to hear for some but it is accurate in invoking the indiscriminate unfair way in which negative stereotyping works In the wake of the Nirbhaya case in December 2012 and later in March 2015 upon the release of BBC documentary India’s Daughter grave concerns and questions were raised all over the world about the lack of safety for women in India A few global commentators in the international media unfairly took the accused Mukesh Singh and his lawyers’ misogynistic interview statements as the monolithic representative of the Indian mindset towards women One German professor had gone as far as to reject an Indian male intern quoting “India’s rape problem” and concern for her female students as the reason “Aren’t there people in India who take drugs I ask you I have never taken any sort of drugs in my life but if I go out people here ask me if I have drugs Even the police always stop and ask me this Indian peddlers ask me to come because they think I want drugs But I don’t Everybody has to be treated as an individual without generalisation” says Zaharaddeen who feels that only negative instances of Africans gets attention of the local media whereas there is little reporting of the positive aspect of how Africans have been contributing to the Indian economy What many African students call for especially in the wake of the most recent violence is for sensitising actions to loosen the hold of negative labels that are indiscriminately associated with black Africans Incidents of conflicts involving Africans in India are almost always attributed to their community’s alleged drug abuse drug peddling aggressiveness and so called violent nature the Economic Times reported last month While many of these cases may actually involve an erring African many also strongly feel that there is also a bias against them that results in intimidation and incarceration of a disproportionate number of them Darshana Mitra from Alternative Law Forum who works with African students in Bengaluru told the ET bureau that many African students are deceived by educational institutions who withhold their bona fide certificates and thus prevent students from renewing their visas In such cases the police invariably side with the institutions she added The response In the earlier days everyday racism against Africans rarely took violent turns somewhat in the same way that sexism has always existed within the Indian society but the alarming spikes in safety problems for women in Indian cities is a rather modern development These issues fit into the larger climate of hypermasculinism that has legitimised a variety of violent ‘disciplining’ actions against anyone perceived to not know their ‘proper place’ and encourages alawless ‘justice’ of vigilantes and mobs To be sure there is a law and order issue in the attacks which calls for improved security measures and that constitutes the bulk of the counter response of Ministry of External Affairs towards the management of this crisis On April 3 the African envoys issued a strongly worded statement condemning the attacks in Greater Noida as “xenophobic and racial” a terminology that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs referred to as “unfortunate” But a policy of total denial of racism denotes a refusal to accept that a majority of Indians suffer from a dark complexion disdain syndrome where dark skin has long been simultaneously associated with both lower caste and lower class It also ignores the very common deeply held misconceptions in the society about people from Africa The overall effect of that along with lack of better education about the foreigners has been an insulting racial profiling that is continuing through the decades The government needs to stop responding with defensiveness as the charge is not of institutional racism but of turning a blind eye towards disturbing societal prejudice which can be reduced if so endeavored “The government really needs to create awareness against racism with the help of the local media in regional languages the media houses and the radio stations I don’t think that local people are aware of how the world is looking at India right now” says Amina Mustapha a student of mass communication from Nigeria at Sharda University in Greater Noida Despite the sweeping assurances offered by Sushma Swaraj of a fair and impartial investigation into the matter the repeated acts of violence and a lack of transparency in the proceedings of the law and order undermine the faith of the African students “As the President of Association of African Students in India I will tell you that no single government official no one would tell us the situation of the people who murdered Olivier” says Samuel Jack referring to the Congolese student who was brutally stoned to death in an altercation last year “We don’t know if they are still in jail or if they have been released This will happen again [in case of the Greater Noida violence] very soon they [the arrested individuals] may be released” Instead of critically appraising the African student experience in India and following it up with meaningful sensitising campaigns the government has largely kept silent with a continued denial of any racial issues behind the adjustment problems faced by African students To make matters worse BJP member Tarun Vijay showed up on Al Jazeera early Friday morning to take the denial to the next level with ridiculous unsound statements like “we have been victims of racism so how can we be racist” He further showed indifference to the experiences shared by African student panelists and instead claimed that the idea of Indians being racist was a “vicious” one Worse he crassly responded by questioning the patriotism and berating a fellow Indian panelist because the latter affirmed and empathised with the discriminatory experience of Africans “The first thing you need to do when you have a problem is to accept it as a problem otherwise finding a solution to it becomes very difficult” says Samuel “Constant denying and calling it an aberration just shows that they do not understand the reality on the ground” Sweeping harmful social prejudices under the rug is unlikely to stem unprovoked future atrocities against Africans especially when mobs are involved African students feel that Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been at the forefront of promoting India-African relations should himself address this prejudice problem because the masses listen to him Yet such an event appears unlikely With all Sub-Saharan countries watching and the whole world listening in there is a lot at stake for India which in the recent years has been losing revenue from falling numbers of incoming African students for whom the prospect of living in a shadow of violence has been a growing deterrent The by-effect on tourism world forums like the UN and on India’s global aspirations are also no joking matters For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: May 23 2015 12:35 pm A passenger train hangs from a bridge after it derailed at Basugaon in Chirang district of Assam in the early hours on Saturday (Source: PTI) Top News Hundreds of passengers of the 55753 Alipurduar-Guwahati Sifung Express had a providential escape early Saturday morning when the train hit a tree that had fallen on the tracks just before a railway bridge on the Guwahati-Alipurduar main line with only the engine and five coaches getting derailed in the process The accident occurred at 5:15am after the Sifung Express had left Salakati station and was heading towards Basugaon in Kokrajhar district Four persons including the driver and assistant driver received minor injuries There would have been heavy casualties had the train or some of its coaches fallen off the bridge into the Champamati river Share This Article Related Article While the Northeast Frontier Railway authorities have instituted an inquiry to ascertain the exact reason behind the derailment local reports said that the train hit a simul tree that had fallen on the track after it was uprooted in a storm in the wee hours of Saturday While movement on the Up track has remained suspended with engineers getting to work to remove the blockade repair the tracks and the bridge Traffic between Guwahati and Alipurduar is now taking place only through the Down track “Because of the Up track remaining blocked due to the accident normal movement of trains has been affected Most of the trains will be running behind schedule due to the congestion” NF Railways CPRO PJ Sharma said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: August 19 2016 12:21 am The structural audit of 68 bridges showed that eight were in a very poor condition (Source: Express photo) Top News The district administration has demanded funds to repair eight bridges in the district which had been constructed in the British era The Maharashtra government had asked the district collectors to review and audit the old bridges under the Public Works Department after the Mahad bridge collapsed on August 2 The structural audit of 68 bridges showed that eight were in a very poor condition District collector Saurabh Rao in a press meet said that the state government would be requested to give funds to re-construct the eight bridges in the district “I have sent a proposal to the Maharashtra government in consultation with the PWD officials after the audit’’ said the collector Earlier the PWD and the Zilla Parishad officials had inspected and audited 68 bridges located on various rivers During the rains nearly four of them were closed and after the rains two have been closed The eight bridges are in Shirur Bhor Maval Pimpri-Chinchwad Indapur and Purandar On who to blame for the Mahad tragedy the collector said that since the bridges had been operational renovation had been carried out but not on first-priority basis It would be taken up after the audit he said “These bridges were constructed before Independence and have crossed their expiry dates but distress syndromes were not found However having crossed the expiry date it is better to replace them” said the collector in his proposal to the state government The collector said that they would also allocate funds for the construction of the bridge at Ambi Vadgaon in Maval area as the residents had been facing problems and the structure would be ready before November He said that Rs 325 crore had been sanctioned for it On the overall disaster management front the state government has sanctioned Rs 35 crore for carrying out safety measures in the ten villages identified by College of Engineering Pune These ten villages were identified among the 23 high-risk villages in the district The administration wants to implement the measures to ensure safety of the villagers in the area For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Ujjain | Published: June 12 2013 7:25 pm Related News Former President A P J Abdul Kalam said here today that modern astronomy needs to be linked with ancient science to “enrich” it “Astronomy is a subject of inquisitivenesswhose attraction will continue unabated and it should be linked with ancient science for enriching it” he saidafter inaugurating the first modern planetarium in the temple city at Dongla Kalam said that the planetarium would help students understand astronomy Referring to the history of astronomy in Indiahe made a special mention of AryabhattaBhaskaracharya and Varahamihira’s contributions Kalam said that he obtained a lot of important information on astronomy from Jayant Narlikar’s Pune-based lab called “Ayuka” The former President urged the youth to make science the mission of their livessince only science could solve crises of waterpower and waste management Addressing the functionMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced plans to establish a 3-D Imax movie theatre within the planetarium complex and sanctioned Rs 5 crore for it He directed the science and technology department to select global-level scholars for the observatory and planetarium He also announced setting up of a research foundation in Madhya Pradesh Council for science and technology For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News It is foolish to deny that prevalent racist attitudes and negative stereotypes don’t have a big role in making the African community in India vulnerable to violence in the recent years.” Gowda said. police today warned of action against those violating the Supreme Court order on the sport.

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