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BJP Lawmaker Udit Raj: Dalits Being "Tortured" Post April 2 Agitation
BJP MP Udit Raj said, "Reports are pouring in that those Dalits who participated in agitation on April 2 are being tortured and it must be stopped".
- Vaishali Bharti
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- April 08, 2018 01:24 IST
New Delhi: On Saturday, BJP parliamentarian Udit Raj alleged that members of his Dalit community were being "tortured" in various parts of the country in the wake of the violent protests during the 'Bharat Bandh' earlier this week.
He said in a tweet on Saturday, "Reports are pouring in that those Dalits who participated in agitation on April 2 are being tortured and it must be stopped".
He said, "Dalits are tortured at large scale after April 2 country-wide agitation. People from Barmer, Jalore, Jaipur, Gwalior, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Karoli and other parts calling that not only anti-reservationists but police also beating & slapping false cases".
All these places, incidentally are parts of states ruled by the BJP.
A worker of a Dalit organisation run by him in Gwalior was being tortured even though he had not done anything wrong, Udit Raj said. He represents North West Delhi in the Lok Sabha.
On April 2, Dalit protesters had blocked trains, clashed with police and set fire to vehicles in violent protests across seven states against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. At least 11 people dead and many injured, due to this.