New Delhi: Parliament witnessed uproar on Wednesday over the Una incident wherein a group of Dalit youths were assaulted by a vigilante cow protection group last week for allegedly killing a cow.
Several opposition MPs belonging to the Congress, BSP, TMC and JD(U) entered the well of the House in the Rajya Sabha forcing Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to adjourn the House first for 10 minutes and then till 12 noon.
In the Lok Sabha also, opposition lawmakers caused an uproar but the proceedings continued.
The main opposition Congress had earlier given a notice in the Lok Sabha for discussion on the Una incident.
“We will raise the Una incident issue in Parliament,” Congress president Sonia Gandhi said at her party's parliamentary meeting in the morning.
Hitting out at the Central government, Sonia said “brutal atrocities against SC, ST and other minorities are continuing with impunity and shaming us all”.
“The government has snatched the rights of tribals, Dalits and traditional forest dwellers under the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and is weakening environment rights,” she further stated.
On Wednesday, Dalit rights organisations have called a state-wide shutdown in Gujarat to protest against the Una incident.