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5 arrested over attack on Africans in India



5 arrested over attack on Africans in India
Authorities in India have arrested at least five people in connection with recent attacks on Africans with the New Delhi’s Police Commissioner saying there is “no element of racism” behind the recent incidents.
The arrest of the five accused Indians came after African diplomats urged the Indian government to ensure the safety of their nationals living in the country.
India’s Interior Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday condemned the attacks and asked the city police to take strict action against the perpetrators.
Dismissing the recent spate of attacks targeting Africans as racially motivated, a Delhi deputy police commissioner Ishwar Singh however insisting that the violent crimes were “isolated incidents” and not racist in nature.
Singh said on Sunday that there was “no element of racism” following Thursday’s attacks when six Africans were beaten across New Delhi’s Mehrauli neighbourhood.

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