Bengaluru: Nine days after four members of a Dalit family were attacked in Karnataka's Chikmagalur district, the police has failed to make any arrests.
Four people were beaten up by right wing activists on July 17 for allegedly storing beef. One of the victims was physically challenged.
Even the police did not arrest the attackers but the victims under the Cow Protection Act. The latter managed to get bail.
Dalit groups have now launched protests and have demanded that accused be booked under the SC/ST Atrocities Act.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju took a swipe at Congress saying the party has not criticised chief ministers of Congress-ruled states where Dalits are being attacked.
He said, "Atrocities on Dalits is a social evil which must be stopped! Has Congress deplored CMs of Karnataka, Bihar, Uttrakhand 4 attacks on Dalits? We must condemn atrocities on Dalits without any political consideration. A concerted effort is needed to prevent it."
Atrocities on Dalits is a social evil which must be stopped? Has Congress deplored CMs of Karnataka, Bihar, Uttrakhand 4 attacks on dalits?— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 24, 2016