Sonia Gandhi targets PM Modi over attack on Dalits in Gujarat


Congress President Sonia Gandhi today accused the Narendra Modi government over attacks on Dalits in Gujarat.

Addressing the first meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament, Sonia Gandhi called the Gujarat case, “it is an example of the social terror this government condones”.

Sonia further said that the government is snatching the rights of Dalits and adivasis, specifically citing the Gujarat incident where four Dalits were beaten and humiliated publicly.

Dalit protests in Gujarat have spread to several parts of the state including Ahmedabad unleashing violence in which a head constable was killed in stone pelting and state transport buses attacked. Three more members of the community have also allegedly attempted suicide.

The Congress has also demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the Una incident.