Hooliganism going on in name of gau raksha: Gujarat Chief Secretary

Hooliganism going on in name of gau raksha: Gujarat Chief Secretary

Conceding “there is hooliganism going on in the name of self-proclaimed gau raksha samitis” and “we need to be more vigilant”, Gujarat Chief Secretary G R Aloria Thursday said that the men who flogged a Dalit family in Una videotaped the July 11 incident “for fun and uploaded it as a show of bravado”.

Asked about the Dalit protests raging in Saurashtra and north Gujarat, Aloria told The Indian Express that “social media has helped the Dalit victims of Una to assert themselves”.

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“The accused were so brazen that they shot the video for fun and uploaded it as a show of bravado. They were making an example of it. The car of the accused had a board of the Shiv Sena and the accused had a visiting card that suggested they belonged to the Gau Raksha Samiti, Rajkot,” he said.

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Asked about the complaint of the Una victims, Aloria said: “The police are still investigating it. The victims have made a few allegations against the local sarpanch of Mota Samadhiyala. The victims are saying that the sarpanch was objecting to construction activity by the family on land allotted for a common water well, that he called these hooligans to the village under the excuse of gau raksha to beat them up. We are checking this allegation.”

SOURCE :http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/gujarat-una-dalit-protest-thrashing-video-gau-rakshak-cow-skinning-2928798/

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