Dalits in past days have been attacked by self-proclaimed Gau Rakshaks. After Gujrat and Una, Dalits in Andhra Pradesh have been beaten up recently.Rajya Sabha on Wednesday debated broadly on Dalit Atrocities and Kashmir’s situation.
Today Lok Sabha picked up the issue of Dalit cruelty and discussed the same.
Recently in Andhra Pradesh, two Dalits were hired to skin a cow that had died of electric shock and the two brothers were attacked by almost 100 Gau Rakshaks, the self-proclaimed cow protectors who came on the site and started blaming them of stealing and killing the cow.
Shockingly, this horrible act came up after PM Narendra Modi slammed the self-proclaimed Gau Rakshaks and warned people about fake cow protectors.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, H. N. Ananth Kumar in Lok Sabha told that the government is not reluctant to take up any issue for discussion. He said that the government is never hesitant to discuss any issue including the Anti-Dalit violence and will willingly take up the discussion in Lok Sabah today.
BSP Chief, Mayawati said that Prime Minister’s remark on Dalit cruelties were for political benefits. She also said that If PM can speak on the issue outside the parliament then why is he silent inside the parliament?
Venkaiah Naidu strikes up Bahujan Samaj Party in Lok Sabha today. He said that the party who gave the slogan ‘Tilak Tarazu aur Talwar, inko maaro joote chaar’ should not advice us.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, P.K. Biju said that, “I request the Prime Minister not to confine (himself) to only giving statements but also show action.”
On Monday, Mokati Elisa and his brother Lazar were stripped; tied to a tree and thrashed when they were seen skinning a dead cow in a graveyard in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district. The brothers are currently hospitalized, while one of them continues to be critical.
Despite PM’s statement the self-proclaimed Gau Rakshaks are still on roll. They need to be stopped; the attacks on Dalits have to stop.
Keynotes: Gau Rakshaks, Lok Sabha, Dali Atrocities, BJP, BSP, CPI (M), Andhra Pradesh.