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India reassures African nations after women confronted in Delhi

Published on Jan 19, 2014 6:06 PM
 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's foreign ministry said on Sunday it has reassured ambassadors of some 20 African nations that authorities are not targeting their nationals, after an incident over a suspected prostitution ring.

A senior ministry official met the ambassadors on Saturday night over the incident in which a Delhi state minister and his supporters reportedly confronted four Ugandan women in the capital on suspicion they were engaged in prostitution.

The official conveyed the government of India's view "that the incident was utterly condemnable and cannot be condoned", the ministry said in a statement.

"He also assured the African envoys that there was no deliberate targeting of the nationals of any country and the incident should remain an aberration."

 
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