Amit Shah claims 52 Dalits and tribals, including women and children, 'enslaved' in Karnataka, but govt busy with cabinet expansion

New Delhi: Citing a media report, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday expressed shock over 52 people from Dalit and tribal communities being allegedly "enslaved" in Karnataka and said the Congress-JD(S) government in the state was "busy with cabinet expansion".

 Amit Shah claims 52 Dalits and tribals, including women and children, enslaved in Karnataka, but govt busy with cabinet expansion

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

He called on his party workers to help those in distress.

"Shocking that members from Dalit & Tribal communities were enslaved and made to suffer in the most inhuman conditions, but the Congress-JDS govt is busy with cabinet expansion! People are watching. I urge our karyakartas to help the people in distress," Shah said in a tweet.

According to the media report, 52 people from the two communities, including 16 women and four children, were enslaved and forced to work for 19 hours a day without wages. Protests by these people were met with beatings and women being sexually harassed, it said.

Updated Date: Dec 22, 2018 15:46:57 IST