With the recent crimes against Dalits on the rise, BSP supremo Mayawati, a Dalit herself, chose to raise her voice.
In a recent incident, Dalit youths at Una in Gujarat were paraded and flogged for allegedly killing a cow. The incident caused a nationwide outrage after its video went viral. The youths, however, alleged they were skinning the dead cow and had not killed it.
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha, the BSP supremo mentioned, “Everyone talks about the atrocities on Dalits in Parliament, but nothing happens practically.”
She said, “Even after the constitution was laid down by Baba Ambedkar, dalits still have not received their full rights. Unfortunate that discrimination against dalits in country hasn’t ended despite BJP, Congress long tenure after independence.”
“Atrocities on dalits continue to happen, but they do not get justice and that’s why dalits are sad. Forget about dalits getting justice, even their FIR is not filed many times and the latest example is Una (Gujarat) incident.”
“This Una incident case should run in a fast track court, and also we demand that one of the judge should be a dalit. When BJP is in power they politicize the atrocities on dalits and Congress does the same when in power; this should stop,” she added.