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Centre’s lacklustre attitude responsible for attack on African nationals: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday fired a fresh salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in connection with the increasing attacks on African national in the country, saying that it is the lackadaisical attitude of the government which should be held responsible for the accelerating unrest in the nation.

Congress leader P.L Punia while calling for strict action against such incidents, accused the BJP of brewing intolerance in the nation.

“Ever since the NDA government has taken over at the Centre, intolerance has increased in the nation. They may it be between sects of the society or with these African nationals. To curb such incidents the NDA need to take strict actions and stop such incidents from taking place,” Punia told ANI here.

“The problem is that the Delhi Police reports to the Central government. And the police also know that the Centre does not pay much attention in such issues and which is why they too don’t pay heed. So the police officers who are neglecting such crucial issues along with people who create such environment should be prosecuted,” he added.

Delhi police yesterday arrested five people for the attack on six Africans in south Delhi’s Mehrauli on Thursday night.

Three separate police cases have been registered, but the police deny that the attacks were planned.

In protest against the attacks, African students have plan to hold a demonstration in Delhi at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday.

Minister for External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj has asked Minister of State General (Retired) V.K. Singh and Secretary Amar Sinha to meet the students and pacify them. (ANI)