Amin's expulsion of Asians in 1973 was an act of a demented, ignorant leader. He thought that the cheating Indian business people could have been easily replaced by cheating African business people. He failed to realize that there is an art to cheating that the Indians had perfected and the Africans couldn't imagine. Now Vish Mohabir claims that while actions like Amin's cannot be used to justify the treatment of Nigerian students in India he nevertheless asserts that "they have no moral basis to accuse Indians of racism when their countrymen have practised an extreme form of racism against Indians". Well, Vish, Africa is not a country and Nigeria is not Uganda. What does the current issue have to do with Amin's expulsion of Asians? Does the fact that Amin's action was cruel mean that Nigerians cannot complain about discrimination they face in India today? What kind of warped logic is this? It must be knuckleheaderism!
Today in Uganda and in the Ugandan diaspora around the world, many believe that the only good thing that Amin did was getting rid of the Asians. Many Africans today also believe this. It is one of the main reasons why they hate the present President of Uganda. Because he invited the Asians back.