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The United Nations discusses the arrest of Delhi CM Kejriwal


April 1 :
The United Nations (UN) is now commenting on the issue following the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.

Speaking about recent political developments in India, especially in light of Kejriwal's arrest and the freezing of the Congress party's financial accounts ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, was Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This comes after Germany and the United States have responded in a similar manner.

In response to a question from a reporter during a regular press briefing on Thursday, March 28, Dujarric stated, "What we very much hope that in India, as in any country that is having elections, that everyone's rights are protected, including political and civil rights, and everyone is able to vote in an atmosphere that is free and fair."

A US State Department official had earlier on Monday, March 25, expressed that they were keeping a careful eye on stories regarding Kejriwal's arrest and emphasised the significance of a just, open, and lawful process.

Germany also confirmed earlier this month that Kejriwal had the right to a fair trial, unbiased verdict, and unhindered access to all available legal channels, just like any other person facing accusations.

The United Nations' remarks have intensified the global focus on Kejriwal's arrest and the broader political situation in India. Despite this, the Indian government has voiced its objection to external interference, labeling such remarks as "unjustified

In the meantime, Kejriwal has been placed under arrest by the ED till April 1 in relation to the Delhi excise policy case. Speaking on March 28, Kejriwal mentioned that the case has been dragging on for two years without any solid evidence being brought against him. This was during a court hearing in New Delhi.He said that his name only came up four times out of the 162 witnesses the ED had looked at, indicating a minimal level of involvement in the investigation.