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Mamata, Kejriwal come down heavily on Centre over Dalit atrocities

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 13:40 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): With the Opposition joining hands to come down heavily on the Centre over the recent atrocities on Dalits across the nation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit out at the government with the TMC boss calling on the ruling dispensation to give full protection to the community.

"Atrocities against dalits n minorities have increased sharply during BJP regime," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Similarly taking to Twitter, Banerjee said, "incident in Una is organised crime against Dalits. I urge Central Govt to treat Dalits with care & give full protection. This is unacceptable."

The West Bengal Chief Minister's statement come in the wake of the Congress also hitting out at the Centre and asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has snatched away the rights of adivasis and Dalits.

"Brutal atrocities against SC, ST and minorities are continuing with impunity and shaming us all. The recent shocking incident in Gujarat where four Dalit youths were savagely beaten and humiliated publicly is just one example of the social terror this government condones," Congress president Sonia Gandhi said in the parliamentary party meet today.

A policeman was killed in mob violence and a Dalit committed suicide on Tuesday as protests against last week's thrashing of four youth in Una town snowballed across Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

The Dalit, who died during the day, was among the five persons from the community who tried to take their own lives in separate incidents in Gujarat. (ANI)