New Delhi: The AAP on Friday alleged involvement of BJP and RSS in the assault on three persons, including a madrasa teacher, by suspected cow vigilantes in the city and raised the issue with the National Commission for Minorities.
The party said the incident, which took place on September 14 in Kanjhawla area of outer Delhi, laid bare the "hollowness" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal against any such act and proved that it was a "mere rhetoric".
Kirari MLA Rituraj Govind wrote to the National Commission for Minorities stating that the accused, who brutally thrashed the victims, had identified themselves as "gau rakshaks".
A few elements were deliberately trying to give the incident a communal angle, he said.
"The Muslim community is extremely angry over the incident and a climate of tension is prevailing in the area...since staging these incidents are impossible without the political patronage of BJP and RSS, they should also be acted against as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal," he wrote.
AAP Delhi Convenor Dilip Pandey said the hooligans going around with weapons and thrashing people on the pretext of "gau rakshha" were only getting emboldened with time which, he said, was "ominous" for the country.
"PM Modi had famously said shoot me if you want. Was that drama? It has turned out to be another 'jumla'," Pandey said.
Three persons, including a minor, were allegedly thrashed by a group of men when they were going to dispose of animal entrails and hide after Bakra Eid in Kanjhawla area.
Referring to the alleged gangrape of two girls, including a minor, in Aman Vihar, Govind said the area has earned the dubious distinction of being the "most unsafe" in the absence of a robust law and order machinery.
"There is one police station for a population of five lakh. And instead of augmenting security, the Centre which controls the police is busy arresting AAP legislators," he said.