The strategy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party to target Muslims over the issue of cow is providing costly for it and entire Hindu community in India, specially Gujarat. What happened in Gujarat that Dali Hindus who dispose off carcass of animals were skinning a dead cow when high cast Hindus youths caught hold of them and beat them till the 4 dalit youths came to the verge of death. They also shot video of beating and shared it on social media. After this, there is furor among Dalits.
The unrest over the brutal assault on Dalits in Gujarat’s Una last week, for allegedly skinning a cow, led to two deaths in Saurashtra on Tuesday. One protester was reported to have committed suicide over the episode, while a head constable was killed in clashes between a mob and police.
Six Dalit protesters survived their suicide attempts. However, AV Gakkhar, Junagadh deputy superintendent of police, told that Hemant Solanki, who poisoned himself, was driven to suicide by marital problems. In Amreli, a Dalit rally turned violent when some miscreants began pelting stones at policemen who tried to stop them from ransacking shops. Head constable Pankaj Amreliya (40) was among five cops injured, and died during treatment.
“We had to resort to lathicharge. Four protesters also sustained injuries,” Amreli SP Jagdish Patel said. The situation was extremely volatile in most parts of Amreli, Gir-Somnath, Junagadh, Porbandar and Rajkot as protesters went on a rampage, damaging 15 state transport buses, and blocking highways.