External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in Lok Sabha that “not all attacks are racial”

New Delhi : External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that "not all attacks are racial" after opposition members raised concern over the attacks on Nigerians in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

"The incident took place when some miscreants took advantage of the anger among locals in the death of 19-year-old Manish allegedly due to drug overdose,"Sushma said, adding, An independent inquiry is already underway into the two incidents, including that of Kenyan national."

She also said that six people have been arrested in the case.

"Before inquiry is completed, please don’t say it is driven by racial discrimination," the Union Minister said.

On the Kenyan national issue, she said,"When we checked the visa of the woman (Kenyan national), it had expired months ago. Just because she said something, one cannot level allegations of racial discrimination."