New Delhi, Feb 12 IANS | 5 months ago

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday met diplomats from 30 African countries and assured them that his government will do everything possible to end discrimination against Africans in the capital.


He also sought their "frank" suggestions over recent incidents involving Africans.

"Kejriwal assured the diplomats that his government will do everything possible to end all kinds of discrimination," said a statement from the chief minister's office.

"The chief minister encouraged the diplomats to come out with their feelings and frank suggestions on some incidents in recent days, which require his immediate attention," it said.

The Aam Aadmi Party government courted controversy when its minister Somnath Bharti led a campaign in a south Delhi area where he alleged a sex racket involving African women was going on.

"Delhi is home to citizens from across the world and the government is committed to showcase the national capital as a unique city where law abiding people from different parts of the country and the world live together peacefully," the statement said.

(Posted on 12-02-2014)