Gujarat Dalit protest: After Rahul, Kejriwal to visit violence-hit Una today
The AAP chief is expected to meet the Dalit youths who were openly thrashed by a group of right-wing members for skinning a dead cow.
Ahmedabad: A day after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi toured Una, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit this violence-hit town in Gujarat on Friday.
According to reports, the AAP chief is expected to meet the Dalit youths who were openly thrashed by a group of right-wing members for skinning a dead cow.
Ahead of his visit, the AAP leader 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 on Thursday, 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.
"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.
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.