After alleging Gujarat government's collusion in the Dalit-thrashing incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 24 July asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's prolonged silence on the matter proved Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) active support.
PM Modi's continued silence on dalit attacks proves that these attacks are taking place with active support from top BJP leadership— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 24, 2016
Earlier, Kejriwal had targeted the BJP after meeting the victims in Rajkot Civil Hospital and visiting Mota Samadhiyala village in Una to meet the family members of those who were beaten up brutally for skinning a dead cow, which had triggered a national uproar.
"Those culprits must be punished in such a manner that it should shake their hearts. An example must be set here. They were thrashed in full public. If such incident is happening in the presence of administration then it means that those culprits were backed from higher powers. It hints that the government was involved," Kejriwal said.
Prior to his visit, Kejriwal said an atmosphere of "oppression" prevailed across the state and that people of all communities were threatened.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had informed Lok Sabha that nine people accused in the case had been detained.