Assault on Dalit family: SAD targets Congress, threatens to hold protest if no action taken
This comes a day after former Akali minister Bikram Majithia entered the public meeting of additional director general of police (law and order) Rohit Chowdhary to seek justice for the Dalit familyUpdated: May 22, 2017 15:17 IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia has announced that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will start agitation against state government if no action is taken against people responsible for beating up the Dalit worker and his family. This comes a day after Majithia entered the public meeting of additional director general of police (law and order) Rohit Chowdhary to seek justice for the Dalit family.
Majithia, who called a meeting of party workers and other senior leaders said, “I am not bothered by attacks on me and I will again go to such meetings if atrocities against SAD workers are not stopped.” “The ADGP meeting was just a Congress show. How can you expect justice from them?” Majithia said. “If police would have been sincere they should have called the SAD workers who are subjected to Congress vendetta,” he stressed.
“These meetings are mere eyewash. If Punjab DGP and ADGP are serious about law and order,they should act against suspects,” he said. Majithia even questioned the seriousness of the ADGP meeting saying, many persons present in the meeting are facing serious criminal charges. Majithia said, “Dalit Kashmir Singh and his family members were beaten and threatened by Congress workers to which police were a mute spectator.”
Attacking the Congress’s Majitha candidate Sukjinder Raj Singh Lali Majithia, he said, “Congress workers tried to attack me when I came out of the venue on Saturday and not common people.” “Police have time to act till Monday and on Tuesday we will come on roads.Action should be taken against people who thrashed and harassed Kashmir Singh and his family,” said Majithia.
Former Akali minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said, “SAD workers will not bow to the atrocities of Congress and will answer back. The Dalit leaders and Akali Dal are with Kashmir Singh.”
First Published: May 22, 2017 15:15 IST