Ahead of his Una visit, Kejriwal urges all communities to come together against Gujarat's BJP
Ahead of his visit to Una to meet Dalits who were thrashed brutally for skinning a dead cow, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday exhorted all community members to unite in the fight against Gujarat BJP's oppressive regime.
Ahmedabad: Ahead of his visit to Una to meet Dalits who were thrashed brutally for skinning a dead cow, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday exhorted all community members to unite in the fight against Gujarat BJP's oppressive regime.
In a video message released by party spokesperson Ashutosh at a press conference here today, the Delhi Chief Minister asked Dalit youths to not attempt suicide, responding to the news of more than a dozen and half protesting Dalit members attempting suicide in different places in the state over the Una incident.
Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Una tomorrow.
"In Gujarat, some youths of Dalit community were beaten up so severely that it has shaken people's conscience. Those who saw the video are raising questions over it. And we saw how at different places in Gujarat, Dalit community members tried to commit suicide," he said.
"And this is not happening only with the Dalit community. It appears government here is trying to suppress other community members also," Kejriwal said.
Dalit community members have been protesting the brutal assault on some community members on July 11 for allegedly skinning a cow at Una in Gir-Somnath district.
In the message, Kejriwal added that protesting members should maintain peace and Dalit youths should not attempt suicide. "Why should you commit suicide ?" he asked Dalit youths, adding: "We will fight, we will win, then why kill yourself ? If we all come together, then unity is strength. All community members should come together. We will win. The entire country is with you," he said in a two minute-40 second second video message played at the press conference.
Watch the video here:
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