Hyderabad: The Mangalhat Police on Thursday registered a case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Raja Singh for his remarks against the Dalits.Singh had put a video on his Facebook page overtly supporting the Gau Rakshak Samiti (Cow Protection Committee) workers who thrashed Dalits who were skinning a dead cow in Una, Gujarat.
"I support the beating of Dalits whoever slaughter cows to consume its meat...I also support those who taught them a lesson," Singh said in his two-and-half minute video, uploaded on July 30.He reportedly called the Dalits who indulged in cow slaughter as `galeez` (filthy).
Justifying the assault on Dalits in Una, Singh said, "Those Dalits who were taking the cow, the cow meat, those who were beaten, it was a very good thing to happen."He appealed to the Gau Rakshaks to keep up the good work and continue to serve the nation and community this way.He issued a threat to people of all the communities to refrain from any activity that requires killing of cows.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a massive protest earlier on August 2 in favour of food diversity as its national and state leadership protested against Singh`s statement.