France suffers `social, ethnic apartheid`: PM Manuel Valls

 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that the recent Islamist attacks in Paris highlighted what he called social "apartheid" in a deeply divided society.

Paris: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that the recent Islamist attacks in Paris highlighted what he called social "apartheid" in a deeply divided society.

"These last few days have emphasised many of the... challenges we have to face. To that we must add all the divisions, the tensions that have been brewing for too long and that we hardly mention... territorial, social, ethnic apartheid in our country." he said.