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Azam Khan detention racial: Shivpal Yadav to Barack Obama

Uttar Pradesh minister terms incident highly unfortunate for democratic values and civil pride.

Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Yadav has written to US President Barack Obama,saying that the detention of his cabinet colleague Azam Khan at Logan International Airport,Boston,reflects racial discrimination in the US and has lowered the image of Obama and his country.

Taking strong note of the incident,Shivpal Yadav,who is the state PWD Minister,in his letter to Obama,termed the incident as highly unfortunate for democratic values and civil pride.

“This objectionable incident reflects the racial discrimination attitude of US. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King had visualised a US which was free from racial discrimination,” Shivpal stated.