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BJP MP demands discussion in LS on atrocities being meted out to Dalits

New Delhi: BJP's dalit member Udit Raj on Friday demanded a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the recent incidents of atrocities against dalits, saying the community was being targeted across the country.

The horrifying incident of the four Dalit youths getting beaten up in front of a crowd was recorded and the video went viral on social media. Photo: IANS video

The horrifying incident of the four Dalit youths getting beaten up in front of a crowd was recorded and the video went viral on social media. Photo: IANS video

Udit Raj referred to a host of recent cases, including in Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in which
dalits were attacked.

He also spoke about recent beating up of dalits in Patna and killing of a dalit couple in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh for Rs 15.

"Incidents of atrocities against dalits are happening in various parts of the country——it should be discussed," he said.

The government had recently rejected the opposition's demand for a similar debate, saying the issue has already been raised in Parliament.


Updated Date: Aug 05, 2016 14:18 PM

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