Opposition today hit out at BJP over an attack on two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh on the beef issue and alleged that dalits and Muslims were being increasingly targeted, prompting Home Minister Rajnath Singh to assert that justice will be done in the case.
Raising the matter in Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge reeled out statistics to highlight attacks on dalits and cited the incident in Mandsaur (MP), besides one in Gujarat and the killing of two dalits in UP to buttress his point.
Demanding a ban on cow vigilante groups like ‘Gau Rakshak Sangh’, he alleged that they have become a law unto themselves and were being encouraged by BJP governments in states.
Kharge also attacked the Sangh Parivar alleging that their members and those of the BJP are also involved in such incidents.
“Such incidents can happen only when they have government’s support,” he said, while also referred to reports today that a dalit couple was hacked to death in UP.”
Amid cries of ‘shame, shame’ from opposition benches, the Congress leader said the two women pleaded with the attackers that they were carrying buffalo meat and not cow meat and had produced receipt to make their point. (PTI)