A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, the attack on Congolese national Masunda Kitada Oliver was not racially motivated; Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said a series of attacks on African natives hinted at an “International Jungle-Raj” in the national capital.
“Attacks on African nationals in the national capital tell that there is an international jungle raj in Delhi, while Bihar is witnessing a ‘Mangal raj’,” JD (U) leader K.C Tyagi told ANI.
Hitting out at the Delhi Police for going smooth on the culprits, Tyagi said police are in quandary with regard to taking actions on the perpetrators involved in these attacks. “On the other side the international relations are witnessing a setback due to these incidents,” he added.
When asked to respond on an attack on a cab driver by six Africans, after he refused to take on board more than four, Tyagi said he is against any kind of violence. “The government should act on it. We have relations with Africans since the age of Gandhi and the clouds of uncertainty are looming over these relations due to such violence, Delhi must be saved from the ‘International jungle raj’,” he added.
The remark from the JD-U comes in wake of a meeting between the External Affairs Minister and delegation of African students in Delhi. “The incident is not only unfortunate but painful. Being a mother I can understand the pain of Oliver’s parents who lost their son on a foreign soil”, she said.
Oliver, 23, was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, on 20 May. The incident took place around 11.45 pm on Friday when Oliver had a heated argument with a group of three people at Kishangadh locality in Vasant Kunj. Swaraj assured that a thorough probe will be initiated into the case. “We have chalked out a plan as per which, our ministers will visit every metro city and hold discussions with African students. We will initiate awareness and sensitization in areas with maximum population of African students,so that such incidents don’t recur,” she added.