Demanding action against policemen who refused to carry out a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution ring on a Delhi minister's directive last week, he continued his dharna for the second day near the Rail Bhavan not far from Raisina Hill, the place from where the Republic Day parade starts.

He ruled out any negotiations to end the protest, saying the safety of women in the capital is not a matter of negotiation.
    
"The people protesting here are not Pakistanis or Americans. They are our own people. Shinde is saying that we will we will celebrate Republic Day but for whom? The VIPs will watch the floats and parades. That is not Republic Day,” Kejriwal said.
    
"We will continue our protest. How can Home Minister (Sushilkumar) Shinde sleep when so many crimes are happening in Delhi? When women are unsafe in the city? We won't negotiate," Kejriwal told reporters.

Attacking Shinde for ruling out action against police officials who refused to raid the alleged drug and prostitution ring, he said, "I would urge him not to back his men but back the people of India.”

(Agencies)

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