Oppn targets govt over rise in attacks on Dalits

Oppn targets govt over rise in attacks on Dalits

Oppn targets govt over rise in attacks on Dalits

The Opposition on Friday lashed out at the BJP in the Lok Sabha over a recent attack on two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh on suspicion of carrying beef.

In his response, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Lower House that justice will be done to the victims and the guilty will not be spared. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused the ruling BJP in the state of being involved in the incident.

Kharge also listed similar incidents that took place recently in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, and said that Dalits and Muslims were increasingly being targeted by cow vigilantes in other states too, demanding a ban on such groups.

“Such incidents are happening everywhere. Who has given them such authority? Such incidents can happen only when they have the government’s support. You (government) will say that it has been happening earlier too. But it has risen after you came to power. It has your support,” he charged.

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