10 April 2013
Africans staying in and around India's commercial capital, Mumbai
(Bombay), complain of indiscriminate racism and constant police
harassment, reports the BBC's Zubair Ahmed.
Nigerian Sambo Davis is married to an Indian woman and lives in
All his documents are valid, but he was arrested by the police recently
on suspicion of being a drug dealer.
He and 30 other black Africans were detained for hours before they were
let off with an apology.
But the following day, Mr Davis said that he was shocked to read in local
newspapers that they were "arrested for drug
"The police treat us Africans like dogs," he says.
Mr Davis claims he often faces discrimination when he goes to restaurants
or when he tries to rent an apartment in gated middle-class
But he is nevertheless one of the lucky ones. He found a decent flat to
rent, thanks to his Indian wife. (...)