Uproar in Rajya Sabha over attack on women in Madhya Pradesh for carrying beef

Rajya Sabha erupted on Wednesday over the issue of targeting of Dalits and Muslims over beef rumours.

By Deepak Nagpal | Updated: Jul 27, 2016, 12:38 PM IST
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over attack on women in Madhya Pradesh for carrying beef

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha erupted on Wednesday over the issue of targeting of Dalits and Muslims over beef rumours.

Amid uproar, MPs stormed the Well of the House after BSP chief Mayawati spoke on the issue of two Muslim women being assaulted in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly carrying beef.

Mayawati also addressed the Dalit unrest issue while speaking in the Upper House of Parliament.

“BJP raises 'mahilaon ke samman mein, BJP maidan mein' slogan, yet in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh women are thrashed on beef rumours,” the BSP supremo said.

 

She demanded that the Madhya Pradesh government act against those who beat up the women at Mandsaur railway station.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said cows should be protected but Muslims and Dalits should not be targeted in the name of cow protection.

“We are against such attacks,” Azad said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs MA Naqvi said the government doesn't justify the violence which is condemnable.

“The Madhya Pradesh government has taken action on the issue about which Mayawati ji spoke about,” Naqvi said in the House.

Adding to the list of attacks related to beef rumours, activists of a Hindu radical group roughed up two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday for allegedly carrying beef.

The women were beaten up by Hindu Dal activists at Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur railway station.

Shockingly, the women were beaten up after they had been detained by the police.

Reports said 30 kilograms of meat was recovered from the women. An examination of the meat by local doctors showed it was from buffalos.

The women were later produced before a court and sent to judicial custody.

But the police have failed to take any action against the men who beat them up at the railway station.