Rajkot: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the victims of flogging incident that took place on July 11 for skinning a dead cow in Una town.
Talking to reporters after meeting the four victims of flogging at Civil Hospital here, the Delhi Chief Minister described the Gujarat government as “anti-Dalit”.
The BJP government in Gujarat is trying to suppress Dalits in the state, said Kejriwal, adding that such incidents must stop and a strict action must be taken against the culprits.
The AAP leader further warned that the oppressed Dalits would teach a lesson to the ruling BJP.
"Those culprits must be punished in such a manner that it should shake their hearts. An example must be set here," Kejriwal said.
He further took on the Gujarat government stating that the administration did not act at a time because it was hinted from "above".
"They were thrashed in full public. If such incident is happening in the presence of administration then it means that those culprits were backed by higher powers. It hints that the government was involved," Kejriwal said.
On July 11, four Dalit youth were severely beaten up in Una town in Saurashtra region of Gujarat for skinning a dead cow, which has caused nationwide outrage after the video went viral. The victims said they were skinning a dead cow and had not killed it.
As many as 17 Dalits across the state attempted suicide to protest against the incident, of whom, one has died.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had visited Una district to meet the family of victims yesterday.
(With Agency inputs)