BJP MLA MLA from Hyderabad T. Raja Singh, regarding the assault on Dalits in Una by so called cow vigilante groups asked the ‘secularists’ the reason for not speaking in the ‘interest of protection of cows’. “I understand that there was Dalit atrocities but what was the need for them to kill a cow and skin it?” T. Raja Singh told ANI. He added, “I want to ask all secularists, have they ever spoke in interest of protection of cow.” While BJP is making attempts to mobilise the Dalit uprising and garner their votes ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, yesterday its MLA T. Raja Singh, triggered a new storm. In a video posted on Facebook, he justified the recent assault on Dalits by ‘gau rakshaks’ in Una, Gujarat.
He had told the cow vigilante groups, to ‘teach a valuable lessons’ to the ‘galeez(filthy)’ dalits, as they are getting the religious people a bad name. He had said that the task ahead is difficult but the groups should not stop “till the cow mother is mother India”. On Sunday, Dalits in Ahmedabad, took a pledge to not lift cow carcasses as a form of protest against the attrocities against the community especially after the thrashing of Dalits by the cow protection activists. 30 Dalit groups from across Gujarat came together, and took the pledge. This comes after, the recent protests against the thrashing of Dalit villagers accused of skinning a dead cow.