Women, student bodies to protest against AAP govt in Delhi today

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New Delhi, Jan 19: The All India Progressive Women's Association (APIWA), All India Students' Association (AISA) and some other organisations will organise a protest against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday over his alleged racist speech against African nationals, including women, and instigating mob violence against them in the national capital earlier this week.

The protesters will seek identification of those who instigated the violence against the Africans and give a strong call to stop racist propaganda against Africans by linking them with drug peddling. They will aslo protest the Delhi government's demand to suspend the police personnel who refused to conduct a raid without search warrant.

'Mob mentality can't get a free license in the name of community control'

The law minister of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government of Delhi which recently took office in the national capital had a major tiff with the Delhi Police over conducting raid to bust a prostitution and drug-trafficking racket. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal later strongly defended his minister and slammed the Delhi Police as a compromised force.

Speaking to Oneindia, AISA's National Joint Secretary Suceta De said the way the African women were humiliated in public in the name of community control, it's unacceptable. She also condemned the "Yeh log hum jaise nehi hain" (they are not like us) comment which was allegedly made by the law minister against the African nationals. "Mob mentality is being given a free license in the name of community control," De said.

The protest at Jantar Mantar, which is scheduled to begin at noon, will see participation of students, women and people from all walks of life, De said.

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