Hyderabad: Case registered against BJP MLA Raja Singh for his ‘anti-Dalit’ remarks

Hyderabad, Aug. 4 : 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.

Source: ANI