"They have demanded a judicial enquiry be set up immediately and the home minister has said the investigation will start by tomorrow," Ering told a news channel after the meeting.

"They have in the memorandum (given to Shinde) said that there should be a law (against racism) enacted and I think the Home Minster has agreed to that. We also felt that this case is racial in nature," he added.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had on Monday met a group of northeastern students protesting at the Jantar Mantar here and assured them that he would do all that was possible.

Nido Tania, 19, was beaten up by shopkeepers on January 29 in south Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market following a quarrel over his appearance and clothing. He died in a hospital on Thursday. Three people have been arrested in the case so far.

(Agencies)

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