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Aam Aadmi Party condemns the attempt to twist the issue of law and order into unfounded charges of racism.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 21 Jan 2014

Aam Aadmi Party condemns the attempt to twist the issue of law and order into unfounded charges of racism. Our aim was to target the illegal drug & sex racket run by mafias in some areas of Delhi. Our action was not against any individual - women, foreign nationals or even sex workers who are forced into this trade but against the criminal masterminds behind the racket.

Local people of that area had concerns about illegal activities for long time and complained to police multiple times but no action had been taken. Mr. Bharati, as local representative of the area, went to the spot responding to people's request and was only asking for police's action against the culprits. Some of the media reports are highly unfortunate and biased that it is presenting only one side of the story.  We were not targeting nor ever will target someone based on race, religion or caste and will stand by the people who are neglected by the system.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said: “We are not against any race, country, caste or religion". He added that his government is “strongly opposed to any harassment on the basis of nationality, caste, creed, religion and gender. The newly-elected government of Delhi strongly condemns the motivated attempts being made to twist the law and order problem into an unfounded issue based on colour and race.”