Iqbal Manji: The refugees who’ve sought safety in Peterborough, England

Over the past few centuries thousands of people have fled their home countries to find safety in the Anglia region.

Iqbal Manji: The refugees who've sought safety in Peterborough, England
Iqbal Manji came to Peterborough when he was 14 Credit: ITV News Anglia

1 December 2015 Iqbal Manji came to Peterborough in 1972 when he was 14-years-old. He was one of 60,000 Asians expelled from Uganda by General Idi Amin. 27,000 of them came to Britain, including Iqbal who flew into Stansted.

“I remember coming out of the airplane and I remember the first thing that hit me was the cold and the fog, because I could hardly seen anyone. They ushered us in as families into the place, a hot cup of tea, a biscuit and I still remember crisps. This was the first time I tasted that.”


Click here to read more at the source: ITV News

  • Header image: Councillor Charles Swift with Iqbal Manji. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. Hi ,
    I’m looking for a couple who fled Uganda and settled in Peterborough. Their names are Chotu Karmali Rashid and Malek, we used to know the as Malek auntie and Chotu uncle. We all lived in Fort Portal. They had 6 sons and one daughter called Pareen who married and moved to London. One of the sons name is Altaf who ran a second hand antique shop somewhere near Lincoln road Peterborough.

    Please if any one knows of their where abouts I would be extremely grateful?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.