It is incredible to think that forty-years-ago, a local authority placed an advert in a Ugandan newspaper warning Asians not to move to Leicester. It said local services were already stretched.
This happened at a time when Asians in Uganda were being forced to leave the country by the dictator Idi Amin.
But they defied the warnings from the council. And as Rajiv Popat reports, they arrived penniless and overcame intense hostility to make their mark in Britain.
In 1972, President Idi Amin Dada said he had a dream in which God had commanded him to order Asians to leave Uganda. He gave them 90 days.
In 1972 tens of thousands of Asians were told to leave Uganda within 90 days. Some returned years later to rebuild their lives.
Forty years ago President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world which lead to tens of thousands of Asians fleeing Uganda.